Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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The City of Wheat Ridge is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Wheat Ridge is a western suburb of Denver. The Wheat Ridge Municipal Center is approximately 5 miles (8 km) west-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 31,242 on 2006-07-01.[5]



Wheat Ridge is located at 39°46′17″N 105°5′46″W / 39.77139°N 105.09611°W / 39.77139; -105.09611 (39.771317, -105.096117)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.6 km²), of which, 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 32,913 people, 14,559 households, and 8,313 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,621.0 people per square mile (1,398.0/km²). There were 14,931 housing units at an average density of 1,642.7/sq mi (634.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.21% White, 0.84% African American, 0.94% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.99% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.47% of the population.

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