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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.

People

Total Population 5,912
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,623
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 34%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,140
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,386

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,256
% Above Poverty Level 71.3%
% Below Poverty Level 28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $978
Median House Value $139,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.4%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sheridan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles S of Denver, Colorado
County Arapahoe
Standard Zip Codes 80110
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.646
Longitude -105.024

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)

Station WHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 47 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 68 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
Station LAKEWOOD
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Station CHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 45 F
Apr Temp 31 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 68 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sheridan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Hills (80110)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bow Mar 1,045 $175,536
Cherry Hills Village 6,329 $250
Columbine Valley 1,164 $151,500
Englewood 31,877 $55,444
Greenwood Village 14,920 $165,813
Littleton 44,553 $86,790

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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