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Arvada is a city in Jefferson County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area. (The community straddles Jefferson and Adams counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Hiram Arvada Hoskin (or Haskin), brother-in-law of settler Mary Wadsworth.
The latitude of Arvada is 39.802N. The longitude is -105.086W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,344 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 101,972.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arvada demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80004 ZIP code.
23% of Arvada residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arvada ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arvada was $24,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Arvada residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Arvada, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $654. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,207.
Libraries in Arvada include Jcpl-Arvada Library, Jcpl-Standley Lake Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arvada political report.
The average commute time for Arvada workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arvada between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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