Shaw Heights, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 5,116.
Males: 2,790  (54.5%)
Females: 2,326  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 80031.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,804
Shaw Heights:

$75,804
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,811

Shaw Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $358,700
Shaw Heights:

$358,700
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $371,190; detached houses: $410,706; townhouses or other attached units: $306,200; in 2-unit structures: $407,151; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,851; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,811; mobile homes: $74,204

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,602.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shaw Heights: 109.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.2%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Shaw Heights, CO (2019)
    • 3,00352.9%White alone
    • 2,11837.3%Hispanic
    • 3896.9%Asian alone
    • 621.1%Two or more races
    • 250.4%Black alone
    • 230.4%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Shaw Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (8.6%), Italian (3.4%), American (3.0%), European (2.6%), Swedish (2.0%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

894 residents are foreign born (11.5% Latin America).

This place:

15.8%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,022 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,928 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Westminster, CO (1.5 miles , pop. 100,940).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (2.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (586.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Federal Heights, CO (1.2 miles ),
Westminster, CO (1.2 miles ),
Sherrelwood, CO (1.5 miles ),
West Adams, CO (1.7 miles ),
Twin Lakes, CO (1.7 miles ),
Berkley, CO (1.9 miles ),
Welby, CO (2.0 miles ),
Northglenn, CO (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.86 N, Longitude: 105.04 W

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

7.0%
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 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.327. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.327
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.761. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.761
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
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 4.5 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 8.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.85
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 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Shaw Heights-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Shaw Heights 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 16.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Shaw Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 715% 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 434.3 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 177.7 miles away from Shaw Heights center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 536.4 miles away from Shaw Heights center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from Shaw Heights 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 416.0 miles away from Shaw Heights center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.6 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 Adams County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, 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 Shaw Heights:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF WESTMINSTER (ARA) (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • PREFERRED HOME CARE PROVIDERS (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • CENTURA HEALTH-ST ANTHONY NORTH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • WESTMINSTER DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • COVENANTCARE AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES WESTMINSTER (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CO)

Amtrak stations near Shaw Heights:

  • 8 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.
  • 19 miles: BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.
  • 20 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 Shaw Heights:

  • Front Range Community College (about 4 miles; Westminster, CO; Full-time enrollment: 14,756)
  • Regis University (about 5 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 8 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 9 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • Community College of Denver (about 9 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 9 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 11 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

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Notable location: Southwest Adams County Fire Rescue Station 14 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams 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:

3.0 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Shaw Heights:

Marital status in Shaw Heights, CO
  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Shaw Heights:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.2
Colorado average:

11.2

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shaw Heights
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shaw Heights, CO (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic70,59811
Evangelical Protestant34,568159
Other17,15738
Mainline Protestant7,13333
Black Protestant1952
Orthodox-1
None311,952-
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: 49
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Adams County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
Adams County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

9.6%

11.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.56%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  2.38% ($44,025 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.98% ($49,978)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.52% ($42,744)


10.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.57%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  1.76% ($41,055 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.65% ($52,727)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.43% ($42,461)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shaw Heights:

  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJME (1390 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JO-MOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKFN (950 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shaw Heights:

  • 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.)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shaw Heights:

  • K66FB (Channel 66; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • KDVT-LP (Channel 36; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCEC (Channel 50; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Shaw Heights fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Shaw Heights fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 2005 06:15 PM, 92nd Avenue, Grove Street, Lat: 39.863480, Lon: -105.027660, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shaw Heights, CO
  • 87.4%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shaw Heights, CO
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity


Shaw Heights compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Shaw Heights on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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