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The Mile High City
Queen City of the Plains
Gateway to the Rockies
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The Colorado state capital is Denver.


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Zip Codes

80202, 80203, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80209, 80210, 80211, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80216, 80218, 80219, 80220, 80221, 80222, 80223, 80224, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80229, 80230, 80231, 80232, 80233, 80234, 80235, 80236, 80237, 80239, 80241, 80246, 80249, 80260, 80264, 80290, 80293, 80294

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Denver is approximately 501,700 (2000), 600158 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 239,636 (1990), 263107 (2010).

The amount of land area in Denver is 397.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Denver is 154.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.143 sq kilometers.
The distance from Denver to Washington DC is 1581 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Denver is positioned 39.76 degrees north of the equator and 104.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Denver elevation is (1 mile) 5,280 feet above sea level.
Denver per capita income is $24,101 (2000).
Denver median income is $42,370 (2005).

The Denver median home price is $231,900 (2005).

Denver miscellany.

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Location

Denver location: in the central part of Colorado ,approximately ten miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Nearby communities include Glendale, North Washington, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Berkley, Edgewater, Mountain View, Aurora, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheatridge, Lakeside, Commerce City and Greenwood Village.

The consolidated city and county of Denver are surrounded by the following counties: Adams County on the north and east, Arapahoe County to the south and east and on the west is Jefferson County.

Here is a map page for Denver and the area.
This map page has links to different neighborhoods in the Denver area.

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The geography for Denver is between the Rocky Mountains in the west and the High Plains in the east. It is generally considered a plains city rather than a mountain city even though it is located a mile high!

Climate & Weather

The climate for Denver is mostly dry and mild, though snow falls often in the winter. The snow usually melts quickly because of the sunny days. Because of the closeness to the mountains, the wind is less than out on the open prairie. Denver has 300 days of bright sunshine a year!
The weather in Denver is seasonal. Here is a weather page for Denver and the area
Denver average annual rainfall is 15.4 inches per year
Denver average annual precipitation is 15.81 inches per year.
Denver average annual snowfall is 59.5 inches per year.
Denver average temperature is 50.1 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 36.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 64.2 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Denver history:

Denver was named for Gen. James W. Denver, governor of Kansas Territory.

People came to the Denver area with the discovery of gold in Cherry Creek in 1858. The area was already a stopping place for trappers, traders and Native Americans. By 1860, two towns, Denver and Auraria, were combined to create the larger town of Denver. It was only seven years later that Denver was named the capital of the Colorado Territory. Bad luck arrived in 1863 when a fire nearly destroyed the city. If that wasn't enough, a year later a flash flood descended on Denver, sweeping away many of the buildings in town, including the city hall. Growth slowed during this time as the Indian wars raged. People were hesitant to come west.
By 1870, the population in Denver soared from 4,759 in 1870 to 106,713 in 1890. The large growth was due mainly to the arrival of the railroad. The people of Denver started their own railroad company when the Trans-Continental Railroad bypassed the town. They connected with the Union Pacific at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Denver was named the capital city of the new state of Colorado in 1876.
Gold remained important to the economy of Denver up until 1880, with silver passing up gold in the later years. Many people amassed a great deal of wealth during these boom years. In 1893, the silver market collapsed causing widespread economic disaster in the Denver area. Many of the "new rich" became poor once again. Agriculture and new gold discoveries helped to prevent a major downturn in the economy.
The city has has a boom-bust cycle during the 20th century. Because of this cycle, community leaders have made considerable effort to diversity the foundation of Denver's economy. The success of their effort may be seen in the stable and sustained economy of the present-day city of Denver.

A history page for Denver with a great deal of information about the past.

Special Landmarks to see in the Denver area.
Denver history tours of all types.
Denver history in pictures
Denver historical Timeline
The founding of Denver: November 17, 1858
The incorporation date of Denver: November 7, 1861

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Attractions

Denver attractions:

For attractions and things to see and do in Denver, go to this attractions page

See photographs of Denver.

Denver is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain Region and is known as the Mile High City because its elevation is actually one mile high - 5,280 feet! It is one of the largest cities between the Missouri River and the coastal states. Denver is rich in history, especially of the gold rush era. It was a mining town to begin with along with much agriculture. It has evolved into a large city with emphasis on industry, business and culture. It is the state capital of Colorado. The Capitol building itself, built in 1895, has a distinctive 272 foot gold-leafed dome and is right in downtown Denver. The Denver mint, opened in 1906, makes money for the government.
Denver's center for the Performing Arts is a group of theaters and performance halls which house many companies and organizations, including the Denver Symphony. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Western Art and the Denver Museum of Natural History.

Museums and Culture in Denver and the area.

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Economy & Industry

Denver economy:

partly based on its geographic position. The main economy of Denver lies in the service sector. These include, but are not limited to: Retail and wholesale trade, eating establishments, transportation and finanacial. There are many manufacturers of electronic and aerospace items. The Federal government maintains several major facilities in both military and governmental agencies
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