Edgewater, Colorado

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The City of Edgewater is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Edgewater is located on the west side of Denver, in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2005, the United States Census Bureau estimates that the population was 5,211.

Edgewater is surrounded by Denver to the east, Lakewood to the south and west, and Wheat Ridge to the north.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land. Sloan's Lake, a body of water that sits within the western edge of the city limits of Denver, is just to the east of Edgewater.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 5,445 people, 2,331 households, and 1,314 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,961.0/km² (7,630.4/mi²). There were 2,424 housing units at an average density of 1,318.2/km² (3,396.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.88% White, 1.47% African American, 1.56% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 16.18% from other races, and 4.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.61% of the population.[8]

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,023, and the median income for a family was $40,426. Males had a median income of $30,347 versus $25,735 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,166. About 14.1% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.[8][9]

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