Arvada, Colorado

Arvada: The second most populous city in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is located in the Denver metropolitan area. Arvada is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Arvada Historical Society.


Arvada is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population at the 2010 census was 106,433. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 121,936 inhabitants.

The city was created 165 years ago in 1858.

Arvada is a suburban city located northwest of Denver in Jefferson and Adams counties, Colorado. With over 120,000 residents, it is the seventh most populous city in the state.


Arvada was established in 1870 with the discovery of gold. It was named after Hiram Arvada Haskin, a pioneer settler. The city grew steadily as a mining settlement and agricultural community.

Notable events include the establishment of the Olde Town Arvada historic district in the early 1900s and the opening of the Denver-Arvada Tramway streetcar in 1908. Arvada officially incorporated as a city in 1904.


Arvada has seen rapid growth in recent decades as a Denver suburb. Major employers include Lockheed Martin, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Charles Schwab, and Jefferson County Public Schools.

Other major industries are tourism, renewable energy, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Arvada residents also have excellent access to employment in Denver.


Popular attractions include Olde Town Arvada's quaint shops and restaurants, the new Memorial Park, hiking at Apex Park, the Majestic View Nature Center, and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre just west in Morrison.

Arvada also hosts events like the Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade, weekly Farmer's Market, and Ales for Rails Craft Beer Festival. Five golf courses provide recreation including the Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club.

With plentiful parks, mountain views, historic sites, and a charming downtown – Arvada offers suburban convenience near Denver while preserving its own unique community identity and appeal.

Arvada locator map
Location of Arvada on Colorado map.

Quick Facts about Arvada

Population : 121,936 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Phone Area Codes : 303
Official name : Arvada
Water as percent of area : 1.73%
Land as percent of area : 98.27%
Altitude : 5,348 feet / 1630 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1859 (165 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 01:37:38 (18th April 2024)
Postal code : 80002
Population growth : 12.71% (2010-2020)
Arvada Olde Town Arvada CO image
Arvada Olde Town Arvada CO
Arvada Olde Town Arvada CO image


Arvada is located at 39°48'10"N 105°5'15"W (39.8027600, -105.0874800).

Arvada map

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The population of Arvada increased by 12.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 106,433 - census
2011 108,084 1.53% estimation process
2012 110,229 1.95% estimation process
2013 111,872 1.47% estimation process
2014 113,692 1.6% estimation process
2015 115,406 1.49% estimation process
2016 117,710 1.96% estimation process
2017 118,950 1.04% estimation process
2018 120,421 1.22% estimation process
2019 121,272 0.7% estimation process
2020 121,936 0.54% estimation process

Arvada zip code is 80002. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 08059

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People born in Arvada (21)

People born in Arvada, including professional ice hockey player Steve Quailer, stuntwoman, jockey Alice Van-Springsteen, football player Brad Pyatt, .


  • Erika Sutton (American soccer player) she was born in 04/02/1987
  • Greg Brown (Football coach) he was born in 10/10/1957
  • Joel Klatt (College football analyst) he was born in 04/02/1982
  • Katee Doland (American model) she was born in 01/01/1980
  • Rick Carelli (American stock car racing driver) he was born in 09/11/1955
  • Joe DeCamillis (American football coach) he was born in 29/06/1965
  • Pierce Johnson (American baseball player) he was born in 10/05/1991
  • Brian Lee (All-American football player, defensive back) he was born in 23/01/1975
  • Dan Skipper (American football player) he was born in 20/09/1994
  • Damen Marcu (American footballer) he was born in 18/02/1999
  • Joe Carter
  • Joseph Wall (American basketball player (1989-)) he was born in 12/09/1989
  • Lawrence Lotito (American business owner, meteorologist, and USAF major) he was born in 10/05/1921
  • Jobi Wall (American basketball player (1989-)) he was born in 12/09/1989
  • Isaac Cowles (American soccer player) he was born in 18/04/1990
  • Andrew Wingard (American football safety) he was born in 05/12/1996
  • Jordan Holloway (US professional baseball pitcher born 1996) he was born in 13/06/1996
  • Max Borghi (American football running back)

Schools in Arvada

College & universities near Arvada, CO

Code Name City ZIP
476586 College of International Esthetics Inc Arvada (CO) 80002-3754
127918 Regis University Denver (CO) 80221-1099
479983 Elevate Salon Institute-Westminster Westminster (CO) 80031
126784 Colorado School of Trades Lakewood (CO) 80215-2996
127945 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood (CO) 80214

Stations (12)

Amtrak & bus stations near Arvada, CO

Code Name Address Type
DEN Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street RAIL
DEB Denver (Bus Station), Colorado 1055 19th Street BUS
BLD Boulder, Colorado 30th & Diagonal Highway BUS
LGM Longmont, Colorado 623 Main St. BUS
PJT Pine Junction, CO 76 Mount Evans Boulevard BUS

Post offices near Arvada

Post Office Name City ZIP
Arvada Post Office Arvada (CO) 80004
Wheat Ridg Post Office Wheat Ridge (CO) 80033
Indian Tr Post Office Arvada (CO) 80003
Al Post Office Denver (CO) 80212
Harris Park Post Office Westminster (CO) 80030

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson County , CO.

City Name Population Title
Lakewood 157,429 The fifth most populous city in Colorado.
Ken Caryl 32,438 Census-designated place in Jefferson County, Colorado
Wheat Ridge 31,857 City in Colorado, USA
Columbine 24,280 School shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States on 20 April 1999
Golden 20,347 County seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States
Applewood 7,160 Census designated place
Edgewater 5,393 Human settlement in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States of America
Evergreen 3,944 County seat of Conecuh County, Alabama, United States
Genesee 3,609 City in Idaho
Kittredge 1,304 Census-designated place in Jefferson County, Colorado
Mountain View 549 Town in Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Morrison 430 Municipality in Colorado, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Arvada distances to largest Colorado cities