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Evergreen, Colorado

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Evergreen, Colorado
Downtown Evergreen.
Downtown Evergreen.
Location of the Evergreen CDP in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Location of the Evergreen CDP in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Evergreen is located in the United States
Evergreen
Evergreen
Location of the Evergreen CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°38′06″N 105°20′08″W / 39.6348931°N 105.3355624°W / 39.6348931; -105.3355624 (Evergreen CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyJefferson County
Settled1859
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total11.605 sq mi (30.056 km2)
 • Land11.522 sq mi (29.843 km2)
 • Water0.082 sq mi (0.213 km2)
Elevation7,165 ft (2,184 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total9,038
 • Density784/sq mi (303/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80439
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[2]Evergreen CDP

Evergreen is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Evergreen post office has the ZIP Codes 80439 and 80437 (for post office boxes).[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Evergreen CDP was 9,038, while the population of the 80439 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 23,778 including adjacent areas.[4] The Evergreen Metropolitan District provides services.

History

The Evergreen post office has been in operation since 1876.[5] The community was named for evergreen trees surrounding the town.[6] The Colorado Blue Spruce Monument is located in the town in honor of the popular tree.

Geography

Evergreen sits at an elevation of 7,220 feet (2,200 m) in the Rocky Mountains, 19 miles west of Denver, Colorado.

The Evergreen CDP has an area of 7,427 acres (30.056 km2), including 53 acres (0.213 km2) of water (Evergreen Reservoir).[1]

Climate

Evergreen has a humid continental climate (Dfb) with four different seasons. Summertime is warm to hot, and wintertime is cool, though often cold, averaging 85 inches (215 cm) of snowfall throughout the year.

Climate data for Evergreen, Colorado (Elevation 7,220ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 74
(23)
71
(22)
78
(26)
82
(28)
92
(33)
97
(36)
96
(36)
96
(36)
92
(33)
85
(29)
77
(25)
69
(21)
97
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 44.3
(6.8)
45.3
(7.4)
50.1
(10.1)
56.7
(13.7)
65.0
(18.3)
75.5
(24.2)
81.6
(27.6)
79.5
(26.4)
72.2
(22.3)
62.2
(16.8)
51.0
(10.6)
44.8
(7.1)
60.7
(15.9)
Average low °F (°C) 10.2
(−12.1)
12.1
(−11.1)
18.5
(−7.5)
25.7
(−3.5)
33.9
(1.1)
41.3
(5.2)
47.0
(8.3)
45.5
(7.5)
37.2
(2.9)
27.0
(−2.8)
18.2
(−7.7)
10.9
(−11.7)
27.3
(−2.6)
Record low °F (°C) −38
(−39)
−28
(−33)
−18
(−28)
−9
(−23)
12
(−11)
27
(−3)
26
(−3)
29
(−2)
8
(−13)
−8
(−22)
−15
(−26)
−29
(−34)
−38
(−39)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.55
(14)
0.72
(18)
1.62
(41)
2.18
(55)
2.55
(65)
2.09
(53)
2.27
(58)
2.26
(57)
1.45
(37)
1.26
(32)
0.91
(23)
0.77
(20)
18.64
(473)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.5
(22)
10.3
(26)
18.2
(46)
13.7
(35)
3.3
(8.4)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0
(0)
1.4
(3.6)
7.2
(18)
11.6
(29)
10.4
(26)
84.7
(215)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[7]

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Evergreen CDP for the 1970 United States Census.

Evergreen CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
19702,321—    
19806,376+174.7%
19907,582+18.9%
20009,216+21.6%
20109,038−1.9%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Law and government

Since Evergreen is an unincorporated area, services usually provided by a city's government are provided by multiple agencies. The county maintains the roads (less State Highway 74), oversees planning and zoning, provides primary and secondary education through its school district and provides law enforcement through its sheriff's office. Evergreen Fire/Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical response service. Water and sewer services operate under the administration of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.

Transportation

The two major roads in Evergreen are State Highway 74 and County Highway 73. Highway 74 runs south from Interstate 70 through Bergen Park and northern Evergreen to downtown, then turns east and follows Bear Creek Canyon to its end at State Highway 8 near Red Rocks Park. Highway 73 runs south from downtown Evergreen to connect with U.S. Highway 285 in Conifer.

Bus service in Evergreen is offered by Denver Regional Transportation District. TheRide regional routes E and Z run to downtown Denver and there is call-n-Ride curb-to-curb transportation service in town.[8]

Sites of interest

A red fox on the porch of an Evergreen home.
A red fox on the porch of an Evergreen home.

Evergreen Lake, a popular recreation area, was created by damming Bear Creek in 1927. It sits above downtown Evergreen, which includes a mix of historic buildings and local businesses, including the well-known entertainment venue and restaurant The Little Bear.

In the winter, ice skating is offered at Evergreen Lake. The skating season usually runs from mid-to-late December (approximately Christmas) to late March depending upon ice thickness and weather. Evergreen Lake is the venue of the annual Skate the Lake celebration that takes place on New Year's Eve and the Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship which usually takes place in the first weekend of January.[9][10]

Registered Historic Places in Evergreen include:

Major parks

Evergreen Lake House in the summer
Evergreen Lake House in the summer

Evergreen is surrounded by thousands of acres of land in the Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space park systems. The Denver Mountain Parks in the area are Bergen Park, Corwina Park, Dedisse Park, Dillon Park, Fillius Park, O'Fallon Park and Pence Park in Indian Hills. The Jefferson County Open Space Parks are Alderfer/Three Sisters, Elk Meadow, Lair o' the Bear, and Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills. Hiwan Golf Club, a country club located just east of Bergen Park, is Evergreen's only country club. Popular both in the summer and the winter, Evergreen Lake and its "Lake House" are recreational focal points for the region.

Education

Evergreen is served by the Jefferson County Public Schools.[11] Schools in the Evergreen CDP include:

Some other areas with Evergreen addresses to the south fall into the area for Conifer High School. Most students in the Evergreen area go to Evergreen Middle School. There are four elementary schools in the Evergreen area; Bergen Meadow, Bergen Valley, Wilmot, and Marshdale Elementary.

Residents with Evergreen addresses west of the Clear Creek County line are served by Clear Creek Schools with students attending King-Murphy Elementary (ranked in the top 1% of elementary schools in Colorado), Clear Creek Middle School, and Clear Creek High School.

Private schools in Evergreen include Evergreen Academy, Evergreen Country Day School, Grace Christian School, and Montessori School Of Evergreen.

Charter schools in Evergreen include Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. It serves students K–8th grade.

Open Enrollment - Jefferson Country school district is an open enrollment district. As long as there is sufficient space you can enroll your child in any Jefferson County school.

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  6. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 20.
  7. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  8. ^ RTD Evergreen call-n-Ride Archived 2007-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Skate the Lake". Drive Smart. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  10. ^ url=https://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Facilities/Evergreen_Lake_House/Evergreen_Pond_Hockey_Championship.htm
  11. ^ "Evergreen Index Map" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. - Pages 1 and 2
  12. ^ "Elementary Schools". Jeffco Public Schools. Retrieved 2020-03-28. Detail maps: Bergen Valley and Wilmot
  13. ^ "Middle Schools". Jeffco Public Schools. Retrieved 2020-03-28. - Detail map
  14. ^ "High Schools". Jeffco Public Schools. Retrieved 2020-03-28. - Detail map
  15. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1914&dat=19910807&id=az0pAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yGUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3478,1297158
  16. ^ The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. Archived 2002-08-03 at the Wayback Machine, by Doug Linder. 2008.
  17. ^ "Peter Scanavino". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.

External links

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