Englewood is a municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. It was recorded as having 33,659 residents at the 2020 United States Census. Englewood is also a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area and Urban Corridor; it’s situated south of Denver in the South Platte River Valley. At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 6.652 square miles, or 4,257 acres.
Englewood was founded in 1858 when gold was discovered on Little Dry Creek by William Green Russell, which became the first settler of High Plains. Two years later, Thomas Skerritt established his home in Orchard Place and created a road that connected Denver to Englewood. Englewood was incorporated in 1903.
Englewood is a city that offers a variety of services, including its own water park. The Pirates Cove Water Park was just one of the many improvements made to Englewood parks in 2004. Englewood is a self-contained city with its own library and public works. It provides snowplow service to neighboring municipalities and water to the metro area.
The climate in Englewood is quite similar to the one found in Denver, but it’s slightly milder and more stable because of its location at the bottom of South Platte River valley. The winds there are minimal throughout the city.
The 2000 US census notes that 31,727 people, 14,392 households, and 7,469 families were residing in the city. The population density at that time was 4,843.8 people/sq mi (1,870.2/km2). The 14,916 housing units averaged 2,276.4/sq mi (879.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city in 2000 was 87.8% White, 1.5% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.9% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 13% of the population in 2000.
In 2000, the age distribution was 20.3% under 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The City of Englewood is served by the Englewood Public Schools, which has two high schools- Colorado’s Finest High School Of Choice and Englewood High. Parts of the city are also served by Littleton Public Schools and Sheridan Public Schools. The two middle schools in the Englewood school district are Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy. The four elementary schools within it are Bishop, Clayton, Charles Hay, and Cherrelyn. Cherry Hill Village is a neighboring area of this district.
The Englewood Civic Center is a museum and library in the city of Englewood, Colorado. It contains the Library, Museum of Outdoor Arts and all city departments including the local courts. The library offers many services to community members, such as computers for public use, and printers or copiers that can be used as well. There’s also an archive on local history, which includes microfiche collections and information about Colorado history.
According to Englewood’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are the Columbia Swedish Medical Center, Craig Hospital, Encore Electric, Englewood School District, City of Englewood, Groove Toyota Dealership, Kärcher North America, Metro Community Provider Network, Transdev North America, and the Regional Transportation District (RTD).
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