Cherry Creek, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 11,120.
Males: 5,163  (46.4%)
Females: 5,957  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $82,710
Cherry Creek:

$82,710
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,426

Cherry Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $410,500
Cherry Creek:

$410,500
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $566,864; detached houses: $619,727; townhouses or other attached units: $297,992; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,448

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,698.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherry Creek: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.0%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.5% for Black residents, 4.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.3% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cherry Creek, CO (2019)
    • 9,72976.4%White alone
    • 1,32510.4%Asian alone
    • 1,0338.1%Hispanic
    • 2592.0%Two or more races
    • 1821.4%Black alone
    • 820.6%American Indian alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone

Races in Cherry Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (9.1%), European (8.3%), American (7.7%), English (3.9%), Irish (2.7%), Eastern European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

1,904 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.8% Europe).

This place:

15.0%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,346 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,328 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Centennial, CO (2.2 miles , pop. 100,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Aurora, CO (5.1 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (580.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Inverness, CO (1.4 miles ),
Centennial, CO (1.5 miles ),
Greenwood Village, CO (1.6 miles ),
Castlewood, CO (1.6 miles ),
Dove Valley, CO (1.8 miles ),
Acres Green, CO (2.0 miles ),
Meridian, CO (2.1 miles),
Foxfield, CO (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.61 N, Longitude: 104.86 W

Distribution of median household income in Cherry Creek, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cherry Creek, CO in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Colorado:

6.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.387. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.387
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.714. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.714
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.34
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Cherry Creek-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Cherry Creek place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 15.0 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Cherry Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 705% 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 453.5 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 196.1 miles away from Cherry Creek center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from Cherry Creek center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 554.1 miles away from Cherry Creek 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 184.2 miles away from Cherry Creek center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 186.1 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Cherry Creek:

  • HERITAGE CLUB AT GREENWOOD VILLAGE-LTC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO)
  • SOLAMOR HOSPICE OF DENVER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO)
  • AGAPE HOSPICE SERVICES (Hospital, about 2 miles away; GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO)
  • ASPIRE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO)
  • ETAHNU IN-HOME SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • BETH ISRAEL AT SHALOM PARK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • HUMAN TOUCH HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY INC DENVER (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DENVER, CO)

Amtrak station near Cherry Creek:

  • 13 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherry Creek:

  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 2 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,642)
  • Jones International University (about 3 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • University of Denver (about 9 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 9 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 9 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Community College of Denver (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

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Churches in Cherry Creek include: Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (A), Church of Christ of Cherry Vista (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Arapahoe Lake Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location 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:

2.7 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.0%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
124 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Cherry Creek:

Marital status in Cherry Creek, CO
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Cherry Creek:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 70.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cherry Creek
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cherry Creek, 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.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Arapahoe 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.
Colorado:

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

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 377
Arapahoe County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Arapahoe County:

19.5%
Colorado:

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

9.6%
State:

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 Cherry Creek:

  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNO (1280 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: LATINO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDDZ (1690 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cherry Creek:

  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cherry Creek:

  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KWHD (Channel 53; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)

Cherry Creek fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2017 07:16 PM, Cr-S Dayton St, Cr-E Caley Ave, Lat: 39.602206, Lon: -104.876189, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cherry Creek, CO
  • 80.6%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cherry Creek, CO
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Coal or coke


Cherry Creek compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cherry Creek on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (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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