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City of Greenwood Village, Colorado
Home Rule Municipality
Location in Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado
Location in Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Arapahoe County
Incorporated September 19, 1950
Area
 • Total 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,422 ft (1,666 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,925
 • Density 1,719.1/sq mi (663.1/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 80110-80112 & 80121 & 80155 (PO Box)
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-33035
GNIS feature ID 0185037
Website City of Greenwood Village

The City of Greenwood Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the city has a total population of 13,925.

History

The town was named for the Greenwood Ranch.

It was developed during the 1860s when settlers came from the east and mid-west looking for gold. By the early 1900s it had become a farming community.

Geography

Greenwood Village is located at 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W / 39.615888°N 104.911447°W / 39.615888; -104.911447.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 572
1970 3,095 441.1%
1980 5,729 85.1%
1990 7,589 32.5%
2000 11,035 45.4%
2010 13,925 26.2%
Est. 2015 15,663 12.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,035 people, 3,997 households, and 3,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,361.0 people per square mile (525.4/km²). There were 4,206 housing units at an average density of 518.7 per square mile (200.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.90% White, 1.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 3,997 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15. Greenwood Village resides within the Cherry Creek School District. West Middle School and Campus Middle School feed Cherry Creek High School.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $116,147, and the median income for a family was $145,802. Males had a median income of $99,088 versus $41,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $69,189. About 1.5% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. To compare, the average US income for 2000 was $48,476. This places Greenwood Village #31 for highest income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000.

Educational Background for population 25 years and over in Greenwood Village:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood Village city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

8.3% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.5% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% North America).

The Front Range as seen from Westlands Park in Greenwood Village.
A panorama of the Orchard RTD station (located in Greenwood Village) as viewed from the east side of Interstate 25. The view includes part of the pedestrian bridge that provides access to the other side of the freeway from the station.

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