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Welcome to Arvada ...

The city of Arvada is primarily located in Jefferson County<1>. A portion of Arvada extends into Adams County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arvada has a population of 121,272 people<2> (see below for details).

Arvada was established in 1858 and was incorporated August 24, 1904.

The community of Arvada was originally named Ralston Creek.

From Place Names in Colorado,<3> the origin of Arvada is described as "Named after Hiram Arvada Hoskins, brother-in-law of the founder B.F. Wadsworth."

Arvada is 5,360 feet [1,634 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Arvada is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Arvada lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Arvada: (303) and (720)<5>

The ZIP codes for Arvada: 80001-80007<6>

Websites for Arvada ...

Official Website: www.ci.arvada.co.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arvada had an population of 121,272 people. This is an increase of 13.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arvada had a population of 106,433 people (which is 19.91% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Arvada the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Arvada represents 2.12% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 106,433 people, the population of Arvada increased 4.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 102,153 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arvada.

Communities Also Named Arvada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Arvada - it's located in Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arvada.

Communities near Arvada ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arvada.

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Arvada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 727,211 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<8>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Arvada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 379,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Arvada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 157,935 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<8>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Arvada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centennial [Arapahoe County]
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      • Centennial [Arapahoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110,937 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<8>
    • Boulder [Boulder County]
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      • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<8>
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomfield
      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<8>
    • Commerce City [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce City have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce City
      • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<8>
    • Littleton [Arapahoe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<8>
    • Brighton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Arvada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arvada. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arvada.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arvada. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arvada.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arvada. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arvada.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arvada ...

Looking for more information about Arvada? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arvada, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arvada.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Colorado

About Jefferson County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arvada: www.ci.arvada.co.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arvada.
<3>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Arvada.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arvada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arvada). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arvada or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Arvada includes: 80001, 80002, 80003, 80004, 80005, 80006 & 80007.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arvada) 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 Arvada. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arvada

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arvada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8048, Longitude: -105.0871    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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