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Town of Mountain View, Colorado
Mountain View, Colorado
Town
Mountain View, Colorado Town Hall and Municipal Court
Mountain View, Colorado Town Hall and Municipal Court
Nickname(s): Mountain View
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Jefferson County
Settled 1879
Platted 1888
Incorporated October 11, 1904
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,384 ft (1,641 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 529
 • Density 5,690/sq mi (2,845/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code Denver 80212
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-52350
GNIS feature ID 0181689
Website Town of Mountain View

The Town of Mountain View is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Mountain View is situated west of, and adjacent to, the City and County of Denver. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the town population was 529 on 2005-07-01. The Denver Post Office (ZIP Code 80212) serves Mountain View.

History

Mountain View was incorporated in 1904 on the land occupied by the Berkeley Annex subdivision established in 1888, which itself was part of the Berkeley Farm founded by John Brisben Walker in 1879.

The town grew to approximately 500 residents living in 272 houses by 2008, with approximately 20 businesses in operation, but occupying a total of only 12 square-blocks "sandwiched between Wheat Ridge and Denver."

By 2009, the town was going through a bit of an existential crises. Several businesses closed down, sales taxes declined, and city workers were paid late on three occasions over two months. The Town Council added a US$162 fee to sewer bills in order to maintain basic services. The Government of the State of Colorado stepped in to pay for getting the city's financial records in order. The Town wrote a letter to city residents saying: " 'Our town is in serious trouble and we need your help!' [offering] three options: Get some more businesses into town, unincorporate and be absorbed into Jefferson County or let a neighboring community annex the town."

Geography

Mountain View is located at 39°46′32″N 105°3′22″W / 39.77556°N 105.05611°W / 39.77556; -105.05611 (39.775692, -105.056122).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), or roughly 12 square blocks, all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 390
1920 372 −4.6%
1930 664 78.5%
1940 711 7.1%
1950 878 23.5%
1960 826 −5.9%
1970 706 −14.5%
1980 584 −17.3%
1990 550 −5.8%
2000 569 3.5%
2010 507 −10.9%
Est. 2015 528 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 569 people, 272 households, and 130 families residing in the town. The population density was 6,229.4 people per square mile (2,441.0/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 3,142.1 per square mile (1,231.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.4% White, 8.6% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.7% of the population.

There were 572 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.2% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,364, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $27,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,425. About 12.2% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.8% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

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