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City of Castle Pines, Colorado
Statutory City
A neighborhood in Castle Pines
A neighborhood in Castle Pines
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Douglas
Incorporated November 6, 2007
Area
 • Total 9.01 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Land 9.01 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,368 ft (1,941 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,360
 • Estimate (2013) 10,726
 • Density 1,149.8/sq mi (444.0/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80108
Area code(s) 303, 720
INCITS place code 0812387
GNIS feature ID 2500982
Colorado's newest municipality

The City of Castle Pines is statutory city located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 10,360. By 2013, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population to have increased to 10,726. The city is situated 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The city is located north of the Town of Castle Rock and south of the City of Lone Tree, Colorado.

History

The City of Castle Pines North was approved by popular vote on November 6, 2007, and officially incorporated with the first election of municipal officers on February 12, 2008. At the time of incorporation, Castle Pines was Douglas County's first new city since 1995, and Colorado's 271st municipality. The city's stated vision is to "Enhance our community's unique character by ensuring excellent infrastructure, safe neighborhoods, maximum citizen participation and conscientious development that balances open space, residential and commercial uses."

The city incorporated as a statutory city under Colorado law and follows the Mayor-Council government system.

The City of Castle Pines North approved by popular vote on November 2, 2010, and was officially renamed to The City of Castle Pines.

Geography

Castle Pines is located at 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W / 39.471742°N 104.894827°W / 39.471742; -104.894827 (39.471742, -104.894827) at an elevation of 6,368 feet (1,941 m). Located on Interstate 25 in central Colorado, Castle Pines is 20 mi (32 km) south of downtown Denver and 43 mi (69 km) north of Colorado Springs.

The city lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains. Happy Canyon Creek runs north-northeast through the western part of the city, and Newlin Gulch and its tributary, South Newlin Gulch, run north-northeast and north, respectively, through the eastern part of the city. All three streams are part of the Cherry Creek watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Castle Pines has a total area of 9.01 square miles (23.3 km2), all of it land.

Lying within the Front Range Urban Corridor, the city is part of the greater Denver metropolitan area, and it borders two communities to its south: Castle Pines Village and Castle Rock, the county seat.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 10,360
Est. 2015 10,347 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,360 people, 3,493 households, and 2,928 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,149.8 people per square mile (444.6/km²). There were 3,637 housing units at an average density of 403.7 per square mile (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.6% Asian, 1.1% African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 5.5% of the population.

There were 3,493 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97, and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Castle Pines is one of the most affluent cities in the United States. The median income for a household in the city was $137,019, and the median income for a family was $147,473. Males had a median income of $118,235 versus $71,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $49,702. About 0.9% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Parks & Recreation

Castle Pines is home to 5 parks and 14 miles of trails that are 8-feet wide and paved to accommodate a variety of recreational activities. Walking, running and bicycling is permitted on trails, however horseback riding and the use of motorized vehicles is prohibited. The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District maintains most trails in Castle Pines.

Castle Pines parks and natural areas include:

  • Elk Ridge Park
  • Retreat Park
  • Coyote Ridge Park
  • Daniel's Gate Park
  • Daniels Park

Transportation

Castle Pines is located adjacent to Interstate 25. The city is served by Denver International Airport and nearby Centennial Airport.


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