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Welcome to Arvada ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Arvada has a population of 118,807 people<1> (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,<2> 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.<3> In other words, the elevation 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)<4>
The ZIP codes for Arvada: 80001-80007<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Arvada had a population of 106,433 people (or 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 (which had a count of 102,153 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arvada had an population of 118,807 people. This is an increase of 11.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.3% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Arvada.
Communities near Arvada ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.
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 ...
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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 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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019