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The City of Greenwood Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. Greenwood Village is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2019, the city had a total population of 15,735.

History

The town was named for the Greenwood Ranch. It was developed during the 1860s when settlers came from the East and Midwest looking for gold. By the early 1900s, it had become a farming community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,035 people, 3,997 households, and 3,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,361.0 people per square mile (525.4/km). There were 4,206 housing units at an average density of 518.7 per square mile (200.2/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.90% White, 1.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population. There were 3,997 households, out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15. Greenwood Village resides within the Cherry Creek School District. West Middle School and Campus Middle School feed Cherry Creek High School. In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $116,147, and the median income for a family was $145,802. Males had a median income of $99,088 versus $41,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $69,189. About 1.5% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. To compare, the average US income for 2000 was $48,476. This places Greenwood Village #31 for highest income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000. Educational background for population 25 years and over in Greenwood Village: * High school or higher: 98.5% * Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3% * Graduate or professional degree: 31.2% * Unemployed: 2.6% * Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes For population 15 years and over in Greenwood Village city * Never married: 21.4% * Now married: 66.5% * Separated: 0.9% * Widowed: 2.6% * Divorced: 8.5% 8.3% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.5% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% North America).

Economy

Greenwood Village includes part of the Denver Technological Center (DTC). Companies currently based in Greenwood Village: * Air Methods, in the DTC, moved there in 2017 * American Medical Response * CoBank * CSG International * eBags.com * Empower Retirement * Great-West * IQNavigator * Newmont Goldcorp Corporation * Red Robin * RMR Colorado, LLC (Black-eyed Pea Colorado restaurants) * Weather Nation TV * Xanterra Parks and Resorts Companies that were based in Greenwood Village, CO: * Adelphia * GapWest Broadcasting * JD Edwards * Molycorp * Tele-Communications Inc. * Weather Nation TV First Data's headquarters were located in Greenwood Village. In 2009, First Data announced that it was moving its headquarters from Greater Denver to Greater Atlanta.

Top employers

According to the city's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were:

Media



Education

*Cherry Creek School District is based in Greenwood Village. *Metropolitan State University of Denver has a satellite campus. *Regis University has a satellite campus.

Entertainment

Greenwood Village is the site of the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, an 18,000-seat outdoor venue.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Greenwood Village include: * Phillip S. Figa (1951–2008), U.S. federal judge * Mike Law (born 1979), lacrosse forward *Sam Raben (born 1997), soccer player * Brian Watson (born 1971), entrepreneur, author, and politician

See also

*Outline of Colorado **Index of Colorado-related articles *State of Colorado **Colorado cities and towns ***Colorado municipalities **Colorado counties ***Arapahoe 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 *Arrest of Robert Seacat

References



External links


City of Greenwood Village website
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