Dakota Ridge, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 32,005.
Males: 16,268  (50.8%)
Females: 15,737  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 80127, 80235, 80465.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,040
Dakota Ridge:

$90,040
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $47,652

Dakota Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $461,200
Dakota Ridge:

$461,200
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $470,860; detached houses: $503,294; townhouses or other attached units: $341,210; in 2-unit structures: $362,265; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,992; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,753; mobile homes: $116,369; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $24,096

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dakota Ridge: 109.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.0%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dakota Ridge, CO (2019)
    • 28,74280.8%White alone
    • 4,53412.7%Hispanic
    • 7342.1%Two or more races
    • 5611.6%Black alone
    • 5781.6%Asian alone
    • 1970.6%American Indian alone
    • 860.2%Other race alone
    • 240.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Dakota Ridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (13.3%), American (10.7%), English (7.5%), European (5.7%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

1,753 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This place:

5.0%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,383 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,296 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (6.2 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (8.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (570.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Ken Caryl, CO (1.8 miles ),
Morrison, CO (1.9 miles ),
Columbine, CO (2.0 miles ),
Bow Mar, CO (2.1 miles ),
Columbine Valley, CO (2.3 miles ),
Lakewood, CO (2.5 miles ),
Sheridan, CO (2.6 miles ),
Idledale, CO (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.62 N, Longitude: 105.13 W

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

5.8%
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 0.402. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.402
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.691. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.691
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
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 6.6 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 8.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.09
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 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Dakota Ridge-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Dakota Ridge 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 24.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Dakota Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 734% 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 444.0 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 193.3 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 178.4 miles away from Dakota Ridge center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 542.2 miles away from Dakota Ridge 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 185.6 miles away from Dakota Ridge center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 187.8 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 Jefferson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dakota Ridge:

  • CAREMERIDIAN LLC (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LITTLETON, CO)
  • SOUTHWEST DENVER DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; DENVER, CO)
  • HALLMARK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DENVER, CO)
  • BEAR CREEK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MORRISON, CO)
  • AZURA OF LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF BEAR CREEK (ARA) (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)
  • COLORADO COMPREHENSIVE CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)

Amtrak station near Dakota Ridge:

  • 12 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 Dakota Ridge:

  • Arapahoe Community College (about 7 miles; Littleton, CO; Full-time enrollment: 6,619)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 7 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 8 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 11 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Denver (about 11 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Community College of Denver (about 11 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dakota Ridge: West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center (A), West Metro Fire Rescue Station 10 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Westridge Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dakota Ridge include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Dakota Ridge Assembly (B), Light of the World Catholic Church (C), Belleview Community Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Beers Sisters Lake Reservoir (A), Polly A Deane Reservoir (B), Bergen West Reservoir (C), Bergen East Reservoir (D), Bergen Number 4 Reservoir (E), Bergen Number 5 Reservoir (F), Blue Heron Lake (G), Harriman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dakota Ridge include: Blue Heron Park (1), Harriman Lake Park (2), Weaver Creek Park (3), Weaver Hollow Park (4), Trappers Glen Park (5), Belleview Acres Park (6), Powderhorn Park (7), Westbury Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jefferson 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:

74.9%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Dakota Ridge in 2010:

  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

For population 15 years and over in Dakota Ridge:

Marital status in Dakota Ridge, CO
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Dakota Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Colorado average:

11.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dakota Ridge, CO (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic80,21917
Evangelical Protestant68,794196
Mainline Protestant22,71657
Other17,96662
Orthodox1,0703
None343,778-
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: 58
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Jefferson County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Jefferson County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 145
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 410
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

17.4%
Colorado:

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

9.6%
Colorado:

9.6%

10.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.78%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($327 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  2.70% ($62,617 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  1.24% ($52,727)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.08% ($58,592)


9.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.66%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  2.06% ($50,508 average AGI)
to Adams County, CO  1.53% ($49,978)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.02% ($56,299)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dakota Ridge:

  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCKK (1600 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBNO (1280 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: LATINO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dakota Ridge:

  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • 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)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dakota Ridge:

  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KRMT (Channel 41; DENVER, CO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KDVT-LP (Channel 36; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCEC (Channel 50; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K57BT (Channel 57; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF DENVER, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Dakota Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.7mTotal length
  • $2,130,000Total costs
  • 201,060Total average daily traffic
  • 10,291Total average daily truck traffic
  • 269,379Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dakota Ridge, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dakota Ridge, CO
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dakota Ridge, CO
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dakota Ridge, CO
  • 69.2%Utility gas
  • 28.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Dakota Ridge compared to Colorado state average:

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