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American City, Colorado

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Census Data for American City ...

So far, we have found very little information about American City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added American City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with American City, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, American City has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for American City, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Lakewood154,393   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Arvada117,453   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Westminster113,875   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Boulder108,090   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

Gilpin County ...

American City is located in Gilpin County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Gilpin County.

Population Rings for American City ...

To help identify the number of people who live in American City and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on American City. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of American City, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]75,460+4.52%
15 mi   [24 km]118,106+3.9%
20 mi   [32 km]13116,469+10.44%
25 mi   [40 km]18173,105+10.18%
30 mi   [48 km]35735,354+10.28%

Miscellaneous Information for American City ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Gilpin County or the community of American City:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to American City:

GNIS ID for American City: 181519

GNIS ID for Gilpin County: 198139

GNIS ID for Colorado: 1779779

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 08 (Colorado)

County Code: 047 (Gilpin County)

Place Code: 01860 (American City)

State & County Code: 08/047 (Colorado / Gilpin County)

State & Place Code: 08/01860 (Colorado / American City)

Misc. Census Codes ...

American City would have been located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for American City.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about American City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in American City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- American City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for American City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8725, Longitude: -105.5872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for American City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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