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Dakota Ridge, Colorado
Dakota Ridge is located in Colorado
Dakota Ridge
Dakota Ridge
Dakota Ridge is located in the United States
Dakota Ridge
Dakota Ridge
Coordinates: 39°37′7″N 105°8′6″W / 39.61861°N 105.13500°W / 39.61861; -105.13500
DAKOTA RIDGE COLORADO Latitude and Longitude:

39°37′7″N 105°8′6″W / 39.61861°N 105.13500°W / 39.61861; -105.13500
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Jefferson
 • Type Unincorporated community
 • Total9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)
 • Land9.3 sq mi (24.0 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation5,780 ft (1,760 m)
 • Total32,005
 • Density3,450/sq mi (1,332.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 ( MST)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-6 ( MDT)
Area code(s) 303 and 720
FIPS code08-19150
GNIS feature ID2583230

Dakota Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 32,005. [2]


Dakota Ridge is bordered to the east by Denver, to the north by Lakewood, and to the south by unincorporated Ken Caryl. It is bordered to the west by the Dakota Hogback, a sharp hogback ridge that to the north near Morrison is known as Dinosaur Ridge.

Colorado State Highway 470, part of the beltway around Denver, runs through the western part of the community, leading north to Golden and southeast to Littleton. Downtown Denver is 17 miles (27 km) to the northeast.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dakota Ridge CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.8 km2), of which 9.3 square miles (24.0 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 3.27%, are water. [2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

See also


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Dakota Ridge CDP, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.