Arapahoe County was Colorado’s first county, established before the Pikes Peak gold rush. It’s a suburb of Denver and has an estimated population of 637,068. Arapahoe County encompasses all or parts of the cities of Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Sheridan. It also extends east into the plains and includes the towns of Bennett, Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, and Foxfield.
The median home value in Arapahoe County is $307,700. The median household income is around $62,213.
Arapahoe County has amazing views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The average low temperature in January is around 18 degrees. The average high temperature in July is around 88 degrees. If you live in Arapahoe County, you’ll see sunny days an average of 245 days a year. You’ll see an average snowfall of 51 inches and an average rainfall of 16 inches. There are approximately 39 days with measurable precipitation, making this an ideal place for people who enjoy the outdoors.
Arapahoe County has a diverse economy with professional jobs coming in at the top of the employment list at 20 percent. This is followed by retail jobs at 17 percent. The next most popular job choice in this area is healthcare at 12 percent. Accommodation, real state, and wholesale jobs are tied at 8 percent.
There are several school districts in Arapahoe County. School districts that serve the students of this county include Aurora Public Schools, Bennett School District, Byers School Districts, Cherry Creek Schools, Deer Trail Schools, Englewood Schools, Littleton Public Schools, Sheridan Public Schools, and Strasburg School District.
If you’re looking for a college or university, you’ll find that Arapahoe County has several colleges to consider. Higher learning opportunities await at Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, Community College of Aurora, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Denver, and University of Northern Colorado.
Arapahoe County has an educated population with 92.7 percent of adults having completed their high school education and 41.5 percent of adults having a Bachelor’s degree.
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