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Strasburg, Colorado

Strasburg, Colorado
Strasburg, looking east along 15th Avenue.
Strasburg, looking east along 15th Avenue.
Location of the Strasburg CDP in Adams and Arapahoe County, Colorado.
Location of the Strasburg CDP in Adams and Arapahoe County, Colorado.
Strasburg is located in the United States
Strasburg
Strasburg
Location of the Strasburg CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°43′05″N 104°19′10″W / 39.7180757°N 104.3194994°W / 39.7180757; -104.3194994 (Strasburg CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyAdams and Arapahoe
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total20.830 sq mi (53.949 km2)
 • Land20.805 sq mi (53.885 km2)
 • Water0.025 sq mi (0.064 km2)
Elevation5,420 ft (1,652 m)
Population
 • Total3,307
 • Density160/sq mi (61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[4]
80136
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[2]Strasburg CDP

Strasburg is an unincorporated town located just 30 minutes east of downtown Denver along the I-70 corridor. It is home to Strasburg School District 31-J, and there are several small businesses, medical clinics, and a post office. Strasburg is a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Adams and Arapahoe counties, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Strasburg post office has the ZIP Code 80136.[4] At the United States Census 2020, the population of the Strasburg CDP was 3,307.[3]

History

The community was named after John Strasburg, a railroad official.[5] Strasburg may now be considered a commuter community as new housing continues to be built and much of the populace works in the surrounding areas of Aurora, Brighton, and Denver.

The town is built next to the Comanche Crossing of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. A post office called Strasburg has been in operation since 1908.[6]

Geography

The Strasburg CDP has an area of 13,331 acres (53.949 km2), including 16 acres (0.064 km2) of water.[1]

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Strasburg CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Strasburg CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
20001,402—    
20102,447+74.5%
20203,307+35.1%
Source: United States Census Bureau

Education

The Strasburg School District 31J serves Strasburg.

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 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. "Strasburg CDP, Colorado". Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  5. ^ 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. 48.
  6. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
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