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Federal Heights, Colorado
Home rule municipality motto = "Rising to Great Heights"
City of Federal Heights
Federal Heights Municipal Complex.
Federal Heights Municipal Complex.
Location of the City of Federal Heights in Adams County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Federal Heights in Adams County, Colorado.
Federal Heights, Colorado is located in the United States
Federal Heights, Colorado
Federal Heights, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Adams County
 • Type Home rule municipality
 • Total 1.778 sq mi (4.604 km2)
 • Land 1.776 sq mi (4.599 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)
5,292 ft (1,613 m)
 • Total 14,382
 • Density 8,099/sq mi (3,127/km2)
 • Metro
2,963,821 (19th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP codes
80221, 80234, 80260
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-26270
GNIS feature ID 0169445

The City of Federal Heights is a home rule municipality located in western Adams County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 14,382 at the 2020 United States Census, a +25.42% increase since the 2010 United States Census. Federal Heights is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. The current Mayor is Linda S. Montoya, who was elected to a four-year term in 2019.


The community was named for its location on Federal Boulevard and was officially incorporated in 1940.


Federal Heights is located at 39°51′58″N 105°0′51″W / 39.86611°N 105.01417°W / 39.86611; -105.01417 (39.866085, -105.014160).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 173
1960 391 126.0%
1970 1,502 284.1%
1980 7,838 421.8%
1990 9,342 19.2%
2000 12,065 29.1%
2010 11,467 −5.0%
2020 14,382 25.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 12,065 people, 5,125 households, and 3,023 families living in the city. The population density was 6,721.0 people per square mile (2,588.0/km2). There were 5,311 housing units at an average density of 2,958.6 per square mile (1,139.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.03% White, 1.46% African American, 1.38% Native American, 6.09% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 7.80% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.62%.

Of the 5,125 households, 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 31.4% of households were one person and 9.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 24.9% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median household income was $33,750 and the median family income was $38,468. Males had a median income of $31,054 versus $25,195 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,801. About 9.2% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


Federal Heights is the home of a major water park named Water World.

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