Watkins, Colorado

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Watkins, Colorado
Census-designated place

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Watkins, looking west along Colfax Avenue.
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Location of Watkins in Adams County and Arapahoe County, Colorado.
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Location in Adams County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°44′42″N104°36′25″W / 39.74500°N 104.60694°W / 39.74500; -104.60694 Coordinates: 39°44′42″N104°36′25″W / 39.74500°N 104.60694°W / 39.74500; -104.60694
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
Counties Adams, Arapahoe
Area
  Total 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
  Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
  Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 5,525 ft (1,684 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 653
  Density 24/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
  Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code [2] 80137
GNIS feature ID 0184998

Watkins (also once called Box Elder) is a census-designated place (CDP) [3] in Arapahoe [4] and Adams counties, Colorado, United States, adjacent to the city of Aurora. It was formerly an incorporated town. [5] [6] The post office serving Watkins, which actually lies within the Aurora city limits, has the ZIP Code 80137. [2] As of the 2010 census Watkins had a population of 653. [7]

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Arapahoe County, Colorado County in the United States

Arapahoe County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 572,003, making it the third-most populous county in Colorado. The county seat is Littleton, and the most populous city is Aurora. The county was named for the Arapaho Native American tribe who once lived in the region.

Adams County, Colorado County in the United States

Adams County is the fifth-most populous of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 441,603. The county seat is Brighton. The county is named for Alva Adams, Governor of the State of Colorado.

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A post office called Watkins has been in operation since 1878. [8] The community was named after L. A. Watkins, a cattleman. [9] Long an unincorporated community, Watkins incorporated as a town on June 15, 2004. [6] However, on November 7, 2006, the town voted to revert to being an unincorporated community by a margin of 308-184.

Watkins is involved in trying to build the First Park in Adams County, and the Watkins Historical Preservation Society is co-operating with the town on some historical buildings for installation in the park as well. Front Range Airport is located near Watkins.

Geography

Watkins is located at 39°44′42″N104°36′25″W / 39.74500°N 104.60694°W / 39.74500; -104.60694 (39.744946,-104.606838).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

See also

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Index of Colorado-related articles

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References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. 1 2 "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007.
  3. STUSPS:CO GEOID:0882905 ANSICODE:02583314 NAME:Watkins CDP ALAND:70172718 AWATER:215 ALAND_SQMI27.094 AWATER_SQMI:0.000 INTPTLAT:39.703135 INTPTLONG:-104.576754 from "Gazetteer Places National" 2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files
  4. http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st08_co/cou/c08005_arapahoe/BAS11C20800500000_004.pdf http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st08_co/cou/c08005_arapahoe/BAS11C20800500000_005.pdf http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st08_co/cou/c08005_arapahoe/BAS11C20800500000_015.pdf http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st08_co/cou/c08005_arapahoe/BAS11C20800500000_016.pdf U.S. Census 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Arapahoe County, CO
  5. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Watkins, Colorado
  6. 1 2 "ALEA Fact Sheet: Arapahoe Law Enforcement Authority; What is it?" Arapahoe County, Colorado
  7. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Watkins CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  8. "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. 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. 51.
  10. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.