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Overview

Introduction to Sheridan, Colorado

Located in Arapahoe county, the city of Sheridan, Colorado, is 5 miles SE of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center) and 6 miles S of Denver, Colorado.

Sheridan History

Sheridan is a municipality located in the Arapahoe county. It was initially called Petersburg, after an influential farmer who bought 160 acres of land in the area. However, the town was given its present name from General Sheridan who established Fort Logan. John McBroom was among the earliest settlers in this city; the city owes it layout to McBroom's brother, Isaac. The town was incorporated into the state in 1890. Sheridan flourished because of the military post in the area, but this was shut down later and a mental health facility center was built in its city.

Sheridan and nearby Attractions

  • Byers-Evans House
  • Washington Park
  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Ald-Sheridan Public Library

Things To Do In Sheridan

There are many museums in and around the town including the Byers-Evans House and the Colorado History Museum. Among the nearby parks are Washington Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, and Cheesman Park. There are also a few historic sites such as Colorado Governor's Mansion, Colorado State Capitol, and Denver Mint.

Sheridan Transportation

The closest airport to the town is the Denver International Airport.

Sheridan Higher Education

Higher education is available at Colorado Christian University, Community College of Denver, and Denver Seminary.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,965
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+2,922
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married33%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,747
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,439

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,045
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,076
Median House Value$151,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.7%
Irish10.4%
German10.3%
English4.5%
Swedish3.1%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh1.1%
Arab0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
African0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
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Sheridan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Arapahoe County
Standard Zip Codes80110
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.64
Approximate Longitude-104.99

Sheridan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches
StationCHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 45 F
Apr Temp31 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bow Mar1,047$206,750
Cherry Hills Village6,414$250
Columbine Valley1,190$166,667
Englewood32,523$58,843
Greenwood Village15,208$161,279
Littleton45,072$90,180
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