Edgewater, Colorado
City of Edgewater[1]
Edgewater, Colorado.
Nickname(s): 
The Edge
Motto(s): 
The City of Choice
Location of the City of Edgewater in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Edgewater
Edgewater
Location of the City of Edgewater in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°45′03″N 105°03′45″W / 39.750820°N 105.062615°W / 39.750820; -105.062615Coordinates: 39°45′03″N 105°03′45″W / 39.750820°N 105.062615°W / 39.750820; -105.062615[2]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyJefferson County[1]
IncorporatedNovember 5, 1904[3]
Government
 • TypeHome rule municipality[1]
 • MayorLaura Keegan [4]
Area
 • Total0.695 sq mi (1.799 km2)
 • Land0.695 sq mi (1.799 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation5,381 ft (1,640 m)
Population
 • Total5,005
 • Density7,206/sq mi (2,782/km2)
 • Metro
2,963,821 (19th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[7]
80214
Area code(s)Both 303 and 720
FIPS code08-23135
GNIS feature ID0202848
Websiteedgewaterco.com

The City of Edgewater is a home rule municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.[1] The city population was 5,005 at the 2020 United States Census.[5] Edgewater is surrounded by Denver to the east, Lakewood to the south and west, and Wheat Ridge to the north. The city is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

History

Edgewater was named for its lakefront location at Sloan's Lake.[8] The town was incorporated in 1901.

Geography

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 445 acres (1.799 km2), all of it land.[5] Sloan's Lake, a pond that once extended into Edgewater, now lies entitely within the city limits of Denver just to the east of Edgewater.

Climate

Edgewater features a Semi-arid climate, with low annual precipitation. Due to Edgewater bordering the city and county of Denver, the climates are almost exactly the same, with only a few differences. Annual snowfall is generally a bit less in Edgewater, and the high temperatures are also a few degrees warmer, due to the fact that Denver temperatures are recorded at the Denver International Airport, which is actually east of the Denver metro area.

Summers are hot and dry, while winters can vary from cool to cold, with snowfall not uncommon in winter months. However, snowfall is short lived in arid and sunny climates, usually melting in a day or sometimes before nightfall. Normal summer highs range from the upper 80s (°F) to the mid 90s, with upper 90 °F (32 °C) days very common, and even a few days over 100 °F (38 °C) as well. Normal winter highs range from the mid 40s to the mid 50s, with upper 50 °F (10 °C) and lower 60 °F (16 °C) days very common as well. Sunshine is abundant throughout the year, averaging over 300 days of sun per year.

Climate data for Edgewater, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.8
(7.7)
50.5
(10.3)
53.3
(11.8)
62.8
(17.1)
72.3
(22.4)
84.9
(29.4)
90.1
(32.3)
88.7
(31.5)
81.3
(27.4)
70.7
(21.5)
56.2
(13.4)
49.1
(9.5)
67.2
(19.6)
Average low °F (°C) 17.2
(−8.2)
21.5
(−5.8)
24.5
(−4.2)
33.5
(0.8)
42.5
(5.8)
51.5
(10.8)
56.3
(13.5)
54.6
(12.6)
45.6
(7.6)
35.6
(2.0)
25.4
(−3.7)
20.6
(−6.3)
35.7
(2.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.70
(18)
0.80
(20)
1.12
(28)
1.84
(47)
2.99
(76)
1.52
(39)
1.53
(39)
1.42
(36)
1.13
(29)
0.92
(23)
0.76
(19)
0.48
(12)
15.22
(387)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 7.7
(20)
7.0
(18)
9.2
(23)
6.0
(15)
0.7
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.9
(2.3)
3.3
(8.4)
3.5
(8.9)
38.4
(98)
Source: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/climsmco.html[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910712
1920664−6.7%
19301,473121.8%
19401,64811.9%
19502,58056.6%
19604,31467.2%
19704,91013.8%
19804,766−2.9%
19904,613−3.2%
20005,44518.0%
20105,170−5.1%
20205,005−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the April 2010 census,[10] there were 5,170 people, 2,698 households, and 1,329 families in the city. The population density was 7,630.4 inhabitants per square mile (2,961.0/km2). There were 2,424 housing units at an average density of 3,396.9 per square mile (1,318.2/km2). In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,072, and the median income for a family was $42,815. The per capita income for the city was $22,696. About 17.5% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.[11]

The racial breakdown according to the April 2010 census:[10]

Approximately 10.7% of the population that reside in Edgewater are not United States citizens. 14.3% of the population are foreign born United States citizens. The median house or condo value in 2009 was $199,114 and the median rent in 2009 was $702. An estimated 26.9% of the population over age 5 speak only Spanish at home. An estimated 48.9% of the housing are rentals, while 51.1% are owner occupied housing.[11][12]

Infrastructure

Public services

The Edgewater Civic Center is located at 1800 Harlan Street.https://www.edgewaterco.com/
The Edgewater Civic Center is located at 1800 Harlan Street.https://www.edgewaterco.com/

The Edgewater Police Department is organized into three divisions with an authorized strength of fifteen officers and four civilian employees, with three part-time civilian employees working for the department and municipal court.[13] The police dept. uses the Jefferson County Combined Communications Center as their dispatch and 911 center.

In November 2012, voters in Edgewater voted to disband the fire department and join the neighboring Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District.[14]

Edgewater contracts out for emergency medical services with Pridemark Paramedic Services who respond from dynamic posts outside of the city limits.

Schools in Edgewater are Edgewater Elementary, Lumberg Elementary, and Jefferson High School.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Edgewater include:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "EDGEWATER THE CITY OF CHOICE". City of Edgewater, Colorado. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
  5. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on January 1, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2007.
  8. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 19.
  9. ^ "EDGEWATER, COLORADO - Climate Summary". www.wrcc.dri.edu.
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  11. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  12. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
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  14. ^ ""Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District takes over in Edgewater" Denver Post 1/8/2013". Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
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  16. ^ "McVicker, Roy Harrison, (1924-1973)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
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  18. ^ "Johnnie Seale". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27.