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Wheat Ridge is a city in Jefferson County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.

The community was named for its winter wheat crop

The latitude of Wheat Ridge is 39.766N. The longitude is -105.076W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,459 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,782.


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Median household income
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$38,983
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wheat Ridge demographic reports
Settled by prospectors who became farmers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 115. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Wheat Ridge Historical Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 110

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21% of Wheat Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wheat Ridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wheat Ridge was $22,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Wheat Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wheat Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $594.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,121.


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Libraries in Wheat Ridge include Jcpl-Wheat Ridge Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheat Ridge political report.

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The average commute time for Wheat Ridge workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wheat Ridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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