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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.


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Median household income
Local
$55,541
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arvada demographic reports
Arvada is east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Ralston Station
· Ralston Point
Developed after the discovery of gold in the area in the 1850s. Several prospectors settled here and began farming
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 178. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Colleges and universities: Red Rocks Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 87

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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.

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29% of Arvada residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Arvada, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $654.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,207.


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Libraries in Arvada include Jcpl-Arvada Library, Jcpl-Standley Lake Library ... View libraries

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

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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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