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Arapahoe County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 618,821 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 487,967 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 117,978
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,542
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 129,899
Renter-occupied apartments: 80,491 (it was 61,010 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Land area: 803 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 770 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arapahoe County: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.9%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Arapahoe County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.7%)
  • Asian alone (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 303,291  (49.0%)
Females: 315,530  (51.0%)
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Arapahoe County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Arapahoe County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,956 ($53,570 in 1999)

This county:

$60956
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $910 (lower quartile is $735, upper quartile is $1,191)
This county:

$910
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $236,400 (it was $166,000 in 2000)
Arapahoe:

$236,400
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $164,700 - $346,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $335,927
Here:

$335,927
State:

$318,837

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,011
Here:

$184,011
State:

$238,571

In 2-unit structures: $85,202
Here:

$85,202
State:

$199,762

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,774
Here:

$124,774
State:

$204,962

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,845
Here:

$132,845
State:

$187,898

Mobile homes: $51,622
Here:

$51,622
State:

$56,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,568
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $446

Institutionalized population: 4,064

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 40
  • Robberies: 43
  • Assaults: 214
  • Burglaries: 417
  • Thefts: 1044
  • Auto thefts: 287

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 27
  • Assaults: 181
  • Burglaries: 433
  • Thefts: 981
  • Auto thefts: 268
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Health of residents in Arapahoe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
81.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
46.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.
27.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4242 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 3525 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2002: 3288 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2003: 2352 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2004: 3069 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2005: 3168 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2006: 2745 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2007: 1655 buildings, average cost: $278,000
  • 2008: 755 buildings, average cost: $291,700
  • 2009: 564 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2010: 802 buildings, average cost: $238,500
  • 2011: 614 buildings, average cost: $292,500
  • 2012: 955 buildings, average cost: $279,400
  • 2013: 1206 buildings, average cost: $260,100
  • 2014: 1258 buildings, average cost: $256,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,725 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,461 (0.6%)

Arapahoe County household income distribution in 2009 Arapahoe County home values distribution Arapahoe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.4% for American Indian residents, 8.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.2% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
Arapahoe County:

12.6%
Colorado:

13.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for American Indian residents, 8.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.2% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arapahoe County is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1262 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Aurora, Southwest Arapahoe, Centennial, Southglenn, Littleton, Englewood, Castlewood, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, East Arapahoe.

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

2012 air pollution in Arapahoe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.043 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 27,529
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 53,442 (37% naturalized citizens)

Arapahoe County:

11.0%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 17,897
  • 1990 to 1994: 10,825
  • 1985 to 1989: 6,459
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,963
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,868
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,350
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,594
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,486

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.1%

Arapahoe County marital status for males Arapahoe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 111,736
  • One, attached: 20,687
  • Two: 1,692
  • 3 or 4: 5,985
  • 5 to 9: 11,679
  • 10 to 19: 17,587
  • 20 or more: 24,466
  • Mobile homes: 2,860
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 143

Housing units in Arapahoe County with a mortgage: 94,874 (15,910 second mortgage, 9,471 home equity loan, 546 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,239

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Arapahoe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic69,03113
Evangelical Protestant64,204178
Mainline Protestant28,26650
Other26,49553
Orthodox1,7804
Black Protestant1,0614
None381,166-
Arapahoe County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 80
Arapahoe County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Arapahoe County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Arapahoe County:

19.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Arapahoe County:

Average size of farms: 742 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,588
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.02
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,237
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,232
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
Corn for grain: 353 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 59751 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Arapahoe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 194.2 miles away from Arapahoe County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 553.7 miles away from the county 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 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 431.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from Arapahoe County center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 283.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ColoradoSnow, Incident Period: December 18, 2006 to December 22, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3270): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3270, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • ColoradoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3224): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ColoradoSnowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3185): April 9, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • ColoradoWildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1421): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoHeavy Rains, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-385): May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-385, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain, Snow
  • ColoradoSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 19, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-261): May 19, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-261, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ColoradoTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-200): June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Arapahoe County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Arapahoe County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Arapahoe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 205,191 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 28,303 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,038 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 67 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 103 (0%)
  • Railroad: 40 (0%)
  • Taxi: 132 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 172 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 622 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,081 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,601 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 11,921 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Arapahoe County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 2,049 people in nursing homes
  • 1,015 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 393 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 253 people in halfway houses
  • 240 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 191 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 166 people in other group homes
  • 136 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 92 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 76 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 75 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 26 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 21 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in Arapahoe County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 2,007 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,151 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 390 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 314 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 267 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 264 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 228 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 92 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,053.

10.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.94%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.09%

7.28% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($27,543 average AGI)
3.57% relocated from other states ($15,636 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

3.57%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  3.28% ($40,709 average AGI)
from Douglas County, CO  1.02% ($57,635)
from Adams County, CO  0.93% ($32,793)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.89% ($38,035)
from El Paso County, CO  0.24% ($45,734)
from Larimer County, CO  0.14% ($29,984)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($52,352)


10.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($579 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

0.09%
Colorado average:

0.11%

6.88% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($27,968 average AGI)
3.16% relocated to other states ($15,543 average AGI)
Arapahoe County:

3.16%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  3.22% ($37,203 average AGI)
to Douglas County, CO  0.99% ($61,256)
to Adams County, CO  0.93% ($30,991)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.84% ($41,812)
to El Paso County, CO  0.17% ($42,377)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($80,249)
to Larimer County, CO  0.11% ($36,176)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Arapahoe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Arapahoe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Arapahoe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arapahoe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arapahoe County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 54,683 (47,630 aged, 7,053 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 16,949 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Arapahoe County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2592)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2527)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2313)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2264)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1953)
  • Unspecified dementia (1732)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1285)
  • Congestive heart failure (984)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (888)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (881)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 46.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.8
  • Other - 18.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.5
  • Poisoning - 34.5
  • Suffocation - 28.4
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 567,083
  • In family households: 470,646 (100,291 male householders, 45,837 female householders)
    108,501 spouses, 170,390 children (158,385 natural, 4,259 adopted, 7,746 stepchildren), 9,365 grandchildren, 6,125 brothers or sisters, 5,408 parents, 8,173 other relatives, 12,770 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 96,437 (36,321 male householders (27,809 living alone)), 41,562 female householders (34,842 living alone)), 18,554 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,920 (4,064 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 59,078 2-persons, 34,289 3-persons, 30,069 4-persons, 13,641 5-persons, 5,467 6-persons, 3,584 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 62,651 1-person, 12,994 2-persons, 1,574 3-persons, 427 4-persons, 147 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

92,933 married couples with children.
27,714 single-parent households (6,319 men, 21,395 women).

84.5% of residents of Arapahoe County speak English at home.
8.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,475,281,000 ($4735 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $757,513,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,051,490,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $289,869,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,854,000
Federal grants: $224,378,000
Federal procurement contracts: $650,874,000 ($450,432,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $253,815,000 ($130,348,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,022,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,350,576,000
Federal Government insurance: $137,105,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 40,349
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,848
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14,953
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +356
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Arapahoe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 95.42 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,136
  • 2000 to 2004: 39,160
  • 1990 to 1999: 37,343
  • 1980 to 1989: 54,709
  • 1970 to 1979: 59,202
  • 1960 to 1969: 23,203
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,694
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,291
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,172
Rooms in houses/apartments in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 449
  • 2 rooms: 1,747
  • 3 rooms: 5,300
  • 4 rooms: 10,110
  • 5 rooms: 16,456
  • 6 rooms: 20,642
  • 7 rooms: 22,787
  • 8 rooms: 21,395
  • 9+ rooms: 31,013
  • 1 room: 3,986
  • 2 rooms: 9,485
  • 3 rooms: 15,475
  • 4 rooms: 14,853
  • 5 rooms: 8,092
  • 6 rooms: 3,909
  • 7 rooms: 2,335
  • 8 rooms: 1,681
  • 9+ rooms: 1,194
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 907
  • 1 bedroom: 5,118
  • 2 bedrooms: 24,372
  • 3 bedrooms: 47,832
  • 4 bedrooms: 40,222
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11,448
  • no bedroom: 4,705
  • 1 bedroom: 24,273
  • 2 bedrooms: 21,823
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,911
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,602
  • 5+ bedrooms: 696
Cars and other vehicles available in Arapahoe County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,022
  • 1 vehicle: 33,165
  • 2 vehicles: 60,864
  • 3 vehicles: 24,363
  • 4 vehicles: 6,263
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,222
  • no vehicle: 7,665
  • 1 vehicle: 30,998
  • 2 vehicles: 17,632
  • 3 vehicles: 3,608
  • 4 vehicles: 675
  • 5+ vehicles: 432

46% of Arapahoe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Colorado.

Arapahoe County:

46.1%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 175849
  • Northeast: 35900
  • Midwest: 101344
  • South: 53529
  • West: 60697

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $170,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Arapahoe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.3%)
  • Electricity (11.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (62.4%)
  • Electricity (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,440
Here:

9.0%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,514
Here:

8.4%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,700
Here:

21.9%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Arapahoe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $7,063,000
    Regular Highways: $6,510,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,249,000
    General - Other: $1,812,000
    Health - Other: $789,000
    Police Protection: $237,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $40,144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,105,000
    Police Protection: $30,749,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,996,000
    General - Other: $21,253,000
    Financial Administration: $18,798,000
    Regular Highways: $14,707,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,202,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,920,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,634,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,420,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,117,000
    Sewerage: $84,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,515,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks and Recreation: $6,100,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $2,452,000
    General - Other: $1,489,000
    Parks and Recreation: $844,000
    Health - Other: $282,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $206,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $104,259,000

Arapahoe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,698,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,354,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,063,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,304,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,879,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,675,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $785,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,409,000
    Public Welfare: $25,454,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,029,000
    Highways: $9,924,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,155,000
  • Tax - Property: $125,931,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,878,000
    Other License: $4,307,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $786,000

Arapahoe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,385,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $137,880,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,765,000

Arapahoe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,428,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,514,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,118
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,136
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,982
  • Number of recipients under 18: 794
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,824
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,500
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,395
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,365
Arapahoe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Arapahoe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 121 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,693$185,9773,187$224,60015,686$233,184478$97,19715$7,919,7331,008$143,37227$89,852
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED290$187,431339$284,3571,459$230,33097$55,5462$416,000105$137,4766$23,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED646$180,961541$217,9194,236$237,460435$52,0053$303,333361$143,93423$108,391
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN426$192,730374$228,7862,778$220,689119$123,6724$532,250206$131,2526$140,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS83$184,92875$257,653866$230,12230$81,4670$034$168,1470$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 118 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED482$222,313467$240,33213$164,846
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED191$232,063212$243,19317$121,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED107$214,682122$248,8205$222,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN39$219,15447$237,1700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$154,64912$261,75010$84,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Arapahoe County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John96874.0 years
Mary92280.6 years
Robert79571.6 years
William76974.3 years
James65472.6 years
Charles51475.7 years
George47577.5 years
Helen46782.5 years
Margaret45681.3 years
Dorothy44879.9 years
Most common last names in Arapahoe County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37777.3 years
Johnson28678.3 years
Miller22878.3 years
Brown19377.1 years
Anderson18477.6 years
Davis15577.8 years
Jones15475.3 years
Williams14578.0 years
Wilson13078.1 years
Moore12573.3 years
Businesses in Arapahoe County, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness4Kroger11
7-Eleven7La Quinta2
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T12Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware4Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3LensCrafters1
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza1
Albertsons1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters2Macy's3
Apple Store1Marriott5
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets14
Arby's3Maurices1
Audi1Mazda2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's9
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity3
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance8
Bath & Body Works2Nike11
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan2
Big O Tires4Office Depot3
Blockbuster3OfficeMax2
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Olive Garden1
Burger King8Outback2
Caribou Coffee2Outback Steakhouse2
Carl\s Jr.2Panda Express2
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread3
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A2Payless3
Chico's1Penske2
Chipotle4PetSmart2
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut5
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Suites1Pottery Barn1
Costco1Qdoba Mexican Grill6
Cricket Wireless6Quality1
Curves1Quiznos7
DHL4RadioShack3
Dairy Queen9Ramada1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin2
Decora Cabinetry3Rite Aid2
Discount Tire3SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn2Safeway4
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears4
Ethan Allen1Sheraton1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sprint Nextel4
Famous Footwear1Staples2
FedEx33Starbucks25
Finish Line1Steak 'n Shake1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Subaru2
Foot Locker1Subway14
Ford3T-Mobile13
Forever 211T.J.Maxx2
GNC5Taco Bell7
GameStop2Talbots1
Gap2Target2
Gymboree1The Room Place2
H&R Block8Torrid1
Hilton4Toyota2
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us4
Holiday Inn4U-Haul6
Home Depot3UPS54
Homestead Studio Suites2Vans6
Honda2Verizon Wireless4
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret2
Hyatt2Village Inn1
IHOP2Volkswagen1
IKEA1Vons4
J. Jill1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens6
Jamba Juice3Walmart2
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's4
Jones New York3Wet Seal1
Journeys1Whole Foods Market1
Justice1Wingate1
KFC2YMCA1
Kincaid2

Arapahoe County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"