The City of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality
located in western Adams County
, United States
. Federal Heights is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
. As of the 2010 census
, the city had a population of 11,467, although 2019 updated numbers indicate 12,827 people live in the city.
The current Mayor is Linda S. Montoya, who was elected to a four-year term in 2019.
The community was named for its location on Federal Boulevard and was officially incorporated in 1940.
Federal Heights is located at (39.866085, -105.014160).
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
At the 2000 census
there were 12,065 people, 5,125 households, and 3,023 families living in the city. The population density was 6,721.0 people per square mile (2,588.0/km). There were 5,311 housing units at an average density of 2,958.6 per square mile (1,139.2/km). The racial makeup
of the city was 80.03% White, 1.46% African American, 1.38% Native American, 6.09% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 7.80% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.62%.
Of the 5,125 households 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 31.4% of households were one person and 9.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.
The age distribution was 24.9% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
The median household income was $33,750 and the median family income was $38,468. Males had a median income of $31,054 versus $25,195 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,801. About 9.2% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Federal Heights is the home of a major family water park
named Water World
*Outline of Colorado
**Index of Colorado-related articles
*State of Colorado
**Colorado cities and towns
***Adams County, Colorado
**Colorado metropolitan areas
***Front Range Urban Corridor
***North Central Colorado Urban Area
***Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Statistical Area
***Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
External linksCity of Federal Heights official websiteCDOT map of the City of Federal Heights
Category:Cities in Adams County, Colorado
Category:Cities in Colorado
Category:Denver metropolitan area