East Arapahoe, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 8,415.
Males: 4,301  (51.1%)
Females: 4,114  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Colorado median age:

34.3 years

Zip code: 80102

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,909 (it was $51,108 in 2000)
East Arapahoe:

$78,909
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,950 (it was $21,197 in 2000)

East Arapahoe CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $368,708 (it was $149,100 in 2000)
East Arapahoe:

$368,708
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $455,828; detached houses: $505,872; townhouses or other attached units: $303,302; in 2-unit structures: $343,880; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $229,495; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,339; mobile homes: $58,238; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,849
March 2019 cost of living index in East Arapahoe: 107.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in East Arapahoe, CO (2000)
    • 6,80889.4%White alone
    • 4385.8%Hispanic
    • 1371.8%Black alone
    • 1191.6%Two or more races
    • 520.7%American Indian alone
    • 520.7%Asian alone
    • 80.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

Races in East Arapahoe detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 655.4 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

East Arapahoe, Colorado map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
East Arapahoe CCD:

0.7% ($1,078)
Colorado:

0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Aurora, CO (21.5 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (601.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Bennett, CO (2.3 miles ),
Strasburg, CO (2.4 miles ),
Comanche Creek, CO (2.5 miles ),
Brick Center, CO (2.6 miles),
Byers, CO (3.1 miles ),
Watkins, CO (3.4 miles ),
East Adams, CO (3.6 miles ),
Aetna Estates, CO (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 104.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 303

Distribution of median household income in East Arapahoe, CO in 2019
East Arapahoe satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Colorado:

6.2%
Most common industries in East Arapahoe, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common occupations in East Arapahoe, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)

Average climate in East Arapahoe, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

East Arapahoe, Colorado average temperatures East Arapahoe, Colorado average precipitation East Arapahoe, Colorado humidity East Arapahoe, Colorado wind speed East Arapahoe, Colorado snowfall East Arapahoe, Colorado sunshine East Arapahoe, Colorado clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

East Arapahoe-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/12/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the East Arapahoe place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 19.0 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

East Arapahoe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 659% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 465.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 197.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 181.5 miles away from East Arapahoe center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 571.3 miles away from East Arapahoe center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Arapahoe County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near East Arapahoe:

  • 19 miles: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AP'T (DENVER, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Arapahoe:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 22 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • Jones International University (about 27 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 27 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • University of Denver (about 30 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 32 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 33 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 33 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in East Arapahoe: Springhill Golf Course (A), Arrow K Ranch (B), Murphy Creek Golf Course (C), Cross J Ranch (D), Lowry Landfill (E), Buckley Air Force Base Fire Protection (F), Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Byers Substation (G), Aurora Fire Department Station 15 (H), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 94 (I), Sable Altura Fire Rescue Station 1 (J), Deer Trail Fire Department (K), Byers Ambulance Services (L), Byers Fire Department (M), Deer Trail Ambulance Service (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Running Creek Cemetery (1), Saint Simeon Catholic Cemetery (2), Jolly Family Cemetery (3), Byers Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Noonen Reservoir Number 2 (A), Rock Canyon Erosion Control Reservoir Number 1 (B), Rock Canyon Erosion Control Reservoir Number 2 (C), Jolly John Reservoir (D), Aurora Reservoir (E), Noonen Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Middle Bijou Creek (B), Murphy Creek (C), Senac Creek (D), Coal Creek (E), Middlemist Creek (F), First Creek (G), Cottonwood Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Arapahoe include: Coal Creek Rodeo Arena (1), Arapahoe Park Racetrack (2), Environmental Park (3), Aurora Sports Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Arapahoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.6%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
284 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
267 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
191 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

For population 15 years and over in East Arapahoe:

Marital status in East Arapahoe, CO
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in East Arapahoe:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Colorado average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Arapahoe, CO (based on Arapahoe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic69,03113
Evangelical Protestant64,204178
Mainline Protestant28,26650
Other26,49553
Orthodox1,7804
Black Protestant1,0614
None381,166-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 80
Arapahoe County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Arapahoe County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Arapahoe County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 377
This county:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Arapahoe County:

6.0%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Arapahoe County:

19.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
Colorado:

9.6%

12.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.18%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($388 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

0.06%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  3.76% ($64,334 average AGI)
from Douglas County, CO  1.09% ($85,417)
from Adams County, CO  1.03% ($42,461)


11.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.66%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($515 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

0.09%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  3.27% ($63,058 average AGI)
to Douglas County, CO  1.32% ($88,958)
to Adams County, CO  1.12% ($42,744)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Arapahoe:

  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Arapahoe:

  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KAGM (102.3 FM; STRASBURG, CO; Owner: KAGM, LLC)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around East Arapahoe:

  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KWHD (Channel 53; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Arapahoe, CO
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Arapahoe, CO
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


East Arapahoe compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

East Arapahoe on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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