Relocating to Jefferson County, Colorado
Ingrained into the very
fabric of the county is its much more noble beginnings. Taking the name of
the third U.S. president Thomas Jefferson, the county was formally
organized in 1861 by the Colorado Territorial Legislature.
The need for an organized local government began in the late 1850s when
droves of gold-seeking settlers came West. In 1858, when gold was
discovered in the Rocky Mountains, there were fewer than 200 settlers in
the area. An influx of nearly 35,000 people arrived two years later, lured
by the glitter of gold.
Once an agricultural and
Jefferson County, Colorado
now is a thriving suburban, business, industrial and residential
It's a place where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains with some of
the most magnificent scenery in the country. We have rolling grasslands
and craggy rock formations, natural foothills, rugged mountains and
tumbling mountain streams.
County is a place filled with magnificent wonders only nature can
provide. Not ignoring its agricultural and mining roots, Jefferson
County has worked to create a delicate balance between that past
while supporting a thriving business community and providing for
General boundaries for the county include West 120th Avenue in
Westminster on the north, Sheridan Boulevard on the east, and Pike
National Forest to the south. The county extends west into the
mountains to meet Gilpin, Clear Creek and Park counties.
Plenty of both mom and
pop shops and Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here. Get more
information about business or opportunities.
is the second largest county in Colorado with a population estimated at
535,837, according to the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
Jeffco citizens make their homes on mountain tops as well as in suburban
Cities and Towns
Many cities or
towns are located wholly or partially in Jefferson County -
Arvada, Bow Mar, Edgewater,
Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison,
Mountain View, Superior,
Westminster and Wheat Ridge.
The unincorporated portions of the county are home to many communities
including, but not limited to,
Applewood, plus the mountain communities of Aspen Park, Bergen Park,
Buffalo Creek, Conifer, Evergreen, Genesee, Idledale, Indian Hills,
Kittredge, South Jeffco and Pine.
six-level Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility,
located at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Jefferson County
Parkway in Golden, can be seen for miles from nearly all directions.
Situated at the heart
of the government campus is the 531,000 square foot building.
- Key to its
intrigue is the 125-foot glass-enclosed dome atrium stylized both
after ancient Greek architecture and the rotunda designed by
Thomas Jefferson for the University of Virginia.
- Large brass
colored spheres decorate the exterior near the top of the
- The building's
wheat and adobe coloring blends nicely with rock, buffalo grass
and iron-rich red earth indigenous to the area.
- The dome is
centered between two five-story wings, housing both the county's
administrative offices on one side and courts on the other.
- Spectacular views
of the Rocky Mountain foothills are provided on each of the
facility's five floors.
The Great Outdoors
Outdoor lovers have
three national forests and two state parks including the Pike, Roosevelt
and Arapahoe national forests, and Golden Gate Canyon State Park and the
Chatfield State Recreation Area. With the support of Jefferson
County residents, Open Space has been able to preserve, protect, and
maintain one of Colorado's most valuable assets and develop opportunities
for outdoor recreation, education and conservation.
Click here for more on the Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan.
Jefferson County Library
The Jefferson County
Public Library (JCPL) shares a diverse collection of more than 1.3 million
items among its 10 libraries and Bookmobile. The Library offers a vast
array of materials, including books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and audio
books. Explore the Library's web site at
www.jefferson.lib.co.us to find the latest Library news and reserve
items. Our web site also contains more than 70 high-quality subscription
databases offering everything from newspapers and magazines to stock
quotes to medical information--all free with your library card.
County has a first-class public school system. Public school children
attend schools in the Jefferson County R-1 School District. Residents have
access to at least a dozen institutions of higher education. Get more
information about educational resources.
Click here for Jefferson County school data at GreatSchools.net.
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