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Columbine, Colorado
Location of the Columbine CDP in Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, Colorado.
Location of the Columbine CDP in Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, Colorado.
Columbine, Colorado is located in the United States
Columbine, Colorado
Columbine, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Jefferson & Arapahoe
 • Type unincorporated community
 • Total 6.753 sq mi (17.491 km2)
 • Land 6.631 sq mi (17.173 km2)
 • Water 0.123 sq mi (0.318 km2)
5,545 ft (1,690 m)
 • Total 24,280
 • Density 3,662/sq mi (1,414/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes 303 & 720

Columbine is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located primarily in Jefferson County, Columbine lies immediately south of Denver. The population of the Columbine CDP was 24,280 at the United States Census 2010. The community lies in ZIP code 80123.


Columbine is located at 39°35′16″N 105°04′10″W / 39.58778°N 105.06944°W / 39.58778; -105.06944 (39.587887, -105.069332).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.97%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 23,523
1990 23,969 1.9%
2000 24,095 0.5%
2010 24,280 0.8%

As of the census of 2000, there were 24,095 people, 8,656 households, and 6,933 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,629.6 people per square mile (1,401.1/km²). There were 8,800 housing units at an average density of 1,325.6 per square mile (511.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.82% White, 0.47% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.58% of the population.

There were 8,656 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,319, and the median income for a family was $77,866 (these figures had risen to $78,203 and $88,515 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $51,300 versus $35,713 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,471. About 1.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


The portion of Columbine in Jefferson County is served by the Jefferson County Public Schools.

  • Zoned elementary schools: Columbine Hills, Dutch Creek, Leawood, and Normandy
  • Ken Caryl Middle School
  • Columbine High School

The portion of Columbine in Arapahoe County is served by the Littleton Public Schools.

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