Adams County (Colorado)

Adams County [ ædəmz ] is an administrative unit ( county ) in the northeast of the U.S. state of Colorado, which emerged from the northern part of the district Arapahoe in 1902 and was named after Alva Adams, one of his then-popular in the region governor, named. In 1989, a portion of the southwestern Adams ' the city of Denver was slammed to realize the construction of the Denver International Airport and its access road ( Peña Boulevard). In 2001, the county lost another small part in the northwest, as the city Broomfield declared an independent city circle.

The largest city is completely lying in the County Thornton with around 105,000 inhabitants, while only about 42,000 inhabitants live off about three times as large Aurora in Adams County. County seat of Adams County, Brighton.


Adams County is located in the central to northeastern part of Colorado and extends over an area of ​​approximately 115 km in length and the majority about 30 km wide. It is thereby surrounded by the districts of Weld, Morgan, Washington, Arapahoe, Denver, Boulder and Jefferson. On the total area of ​​3,102 square kilometers represent 15 km ² waters, of which the South Platte River and to the state park explained Barr Lake are important.


The majority of the population lives in the western part of the district, where Adams County share of the metropolitan area of ​​Denver - Aurora. The majority of the territory is sparsely populated with a length of 85 km to the west on the other hand. 63.3 percent of the population is white and 28.2 percent Hispanic, 37% of the population are younger than 18, while 7.8 percent were older than 65 years, the average age is 31.4 years.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 363 857 people in the county. There were 128 156 households and 92 144 families. The population density was 118 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 77.29 percent White, 2.97 percent African American, 1.19 percent Native American, 3.21 percent Asian, 0.12 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 11.73 percent from other races groups; 3.49 percent were descended from two or more races. 28.19 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 128 156 households out of which 37.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 53.8 percent were married couples living together, 12.1 percent were single mothers. 28.1 percent were non-families. 21.2 percent of all households and 5.5 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.27 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 28.6 percent population under 18 years, 10.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 34.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 19.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 7.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 47,323, and the median income for a family was $ 52,517. Males have a median income of $ 36,499, women $ 28,053. The per capita income was $ 19,944. 8.9 percent of the population and 6.5 percent of families are below the poverty line. This included 10.9 percent of the population under the age of 18 and 7.3 percent of the population aged 65 and over.

Cities and Towns

  • Aurora
  • Barr Lake
  • Bennett
  • Berkley
  • Brighton
  • Cabin Creek
  • Comanche
  • Commerce City
  • Cozy Corner
  • Derby
  • Dupont
  • Eastlake
  • Eno
  • Federal Heights
  • Hazeltine
  • Hazeltine Heights
  • Henderson
  • Hi -Land Acres
  • Irondale
  • Leader
  • Living Springs
  • Manila
  • North Washington
  • Northglenn
  • Quimby
  • Rolla
  • Sable
  • Shamrock
  • Sherrelwood
  • Strasburg
  • Thornton
  • Todd Creek
  • Twin Lakes
  • Utah Junction
  • Watkins
  • Welby
  • Western Hills
  • Westminster
  • Zuni