Greenwood Village, Colorado

The City of Greenwood Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2017, the city has a total population of 15,721.

City of Greenwood Village
Location of Greenwood Village in Arapahoe County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyArapahoe County[1]
IncorporatedSeptember 19, 1950[2]
  TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
  MayorRon Rakowsky
  Total8.27 sq mi (21.42 km2)
  Land8.26 sq mi (21.39 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
5,422 ft (1,666 m)
  Density1,906.89/sq mi (736.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes[5]
80110-80112 & 80121 & 80155 (PO Box)
Area code(s)Both 303 and 720
FIPS code08-33035
GNIS feature ID0185037
WebsiteCity of Greenwood Village


The town was named for the Greenwood Ranch.[6]

It was developed during the 1860s when settlers came from the East and Midwest looking for gold. By the early 1900s, it had become a farming community.[7]


Greenwood Village is located at 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Est. 201815,801[4]13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 11,035 people, 3,997 households, and 3,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,361.0 people per square mile (525.4/km²). There were 4,206 housing units at an average density of 518.7 per square mile (200.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.90% White, 1.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 3,997 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15. Greenwood Village resides within the Cherry Creek School District. West Middle School and Campus Middle School feed Cherry Creek High School.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $116,147, and the median income for a family was $145,802. Males had a median income of $99,088 versus $41,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $69,189. About 1.5% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. To compare, the average US income for 2000 was $48,476. This places Greenwood Village #31 for highest income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000.

Educational background for population 25 years and over in Greenwood Village:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood Village city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

8.3% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.5% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% North America).

A panorama of the Orchard RTD station (located in Greenwood Village) as viewed from the east side of Interstate 25. The view includes part of the pedestrian bridge that provides access to the other side of the freeway from the station.


Greenwood Village includes part of the Denver Technological Center (DTC). Companies currently based in Greenwood Village, CO:

Companies that were based in Greenwood Village, CO:

First Data's headquarters were located in Greenwood Village.[16][17] In 2009, First Data announced that it was moving its headquarters from Greater Denver to Greater Atlanta.[18]

Top employers

According to the City's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[19] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Fascore, LLC 1,000—1,500
2 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 1,000—1,500
3 Great West Life & Annuity Insurance 1,000—1,500
4 Cherry Creek School District #5 1,000—1,500
5 Cigna Health and Life Insurnace Company 500—1,000
6 Charter Communications Holding Company LLC 500—1,000
7 Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC 500—1,000
8 Travelers Indemnity Company 500—1,000
9 CoBank 500—1,000
10 Newmont International Services, Limited 200—500

Human Resources

Law enforcement

In June 2015, a SWAT team destroyed a resident's home with explosives whilst pursuing a suspected Walmart shoplifter.[20][21] The City of Greenwood Village offered only $5,000 in compensation.[20][21]




Greenwood Village is the site of the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, an 18,000 seat outdoor venue.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Greenwood Village include:

See also


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  2. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  5. "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 4, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
  6. "Profile for Greenwood Village, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  7. "Our Village, Our History". City of Greenwood Village. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. Miler, Ben (2017-05-25). "After sale is complete, Air Methods is moving its headquarters". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  12. Home page. Black-eyed Pea Colorado. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. "RMR Colorado, LLC Greenwood Village, CO 80111"
  13. "RMR Colorado, LLC." Black-eyed Pea Colorado. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. "5347 South Valentia Way Suite 305 Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3107 United States"
  15. "Who we are". WeatherNation. Retrieved 2018-01-25. Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, WeatherNation features leading and seasoned meteorologists.
  16. "Contact Us." First Data. June 19, 2000. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  17. "City Boundary Map." City of Greenwood Village. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  18. McGaw, Renee. "First Data moving HQ to Atlanta." Denver Business Journal. Friday August 14, 2009. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  19. "Comprehensive annual financial report for the year ended December 31, 2016". Finance Department. Accounting & Financial Reporting Division. City of Greenwood Village, Colorado. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  20. Roberts, Michael (2018-06-29). "Still No Payment for House Greenwood Village SWAT Wrecked Three Years Ago". Westword. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  21. "Man Fuming Over Destroyed Home: '$5,000 Is Not Just Compensation'". 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  22. "Figa, Phillip S." Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  23. Chambers, Mike (2011-05-14). "Baxter out, Law in for Denver lacrosse vs. Villanova in NCAA Tournament". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  24. "Kagan, Watson battle for Colorado's District 3 state House seat". Denver Business Journal. 5 October 2012.
  25. Lynn Bartels (5 July 2012). "New swing district up for grabs in Colorado state House race". The Denver Post.
  26. Lynn Bartels (26 September 2012). "Colorado House candidate disputes mailer calling him a tax "deadbeat"". The Denver Post.
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