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Welcome to Arvada ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Arvada has a population of 117,453 people<1> (see below for details).

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

The community of Arvada is 5,360 feet [1,634 m] above sea level.<2> 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

Telephone area codes for Arvada: (303) and (720)<3>

The ZIP codes for Arvada: 80001-80007<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Arvada had an population of 117,453 people. This is an increase of 10.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.98% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arvada ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Arvada and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aurora   [Map]   361,710   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boulder   [Map]   108,090   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Broomfield   [Map]   66,529   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centennial   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Commerce City   [Map]   54,869   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Denver   [Map]   693,060   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arvada. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arvada. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Arvada:

Websites for Arvada ...

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

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arvada, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Arvada.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Arvada. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.colorado.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arvada.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arvada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Arvada.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Arvada. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8048, Longitude: -105.0871     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arvada.