Bow Mar, Colorado

The Town of Bow Mar is a Statutory Town in Arapahoe and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The town population was 866 at the 2010 United States Census. Bow Mar is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Town of Bow Mar, Colorado
Bow Mar in 2014.
Bow Mar in 2014.
Location of Bow Mar in Arapahoe County and Jefferson County, Colorado.
Location of Bow Mar in Arapahoe County and Jefferson County, Colorado.
Town of Bow Mar, Colorado is located in the United States
Town of Bow Mar, Colorado
Town of Bow Mar, Colorado
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°37′36″N 105°03′03″W / 39.626594°N 105.050914°WCoordinates: 39°37′36″N 105°03′03″W / 39.626594°N 105.050914°W[2]
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountiesArapahoe County[1]
Jefferson County
Incorporated (town)August, 1958[3]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total0.84 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Land0.69 sq mi (1.77 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation5,518 ft (1,682 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total866
 • Estimate 
(2016)[6]
965
 • Density1,408.76/sq mi (544.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
80123[7]
Area code(s)Both 303 and 720
FIPS code08-08070
GNIS feature ID0202874
Highwaysnone
WebsiteTown of Bow Mar

History

As the Denver-area grew in the late 19th century, the area that is now known as Bow Mar was developed as an agricultural area. It was home to several large farms that provided for both Denver and nearby Littleton. The name Bow Mar is derived from combining the names of two nearby lakes, Bowles Lake and Marston Lake. The lakes were named for two pioneering farmers in the area, Joseph Bowles and John Marston.[8] The Bowles family farmhouse and barn can today be found south of the town of Bow Mar.

As Denver grew in the post-World War II era, Bow Mar farmland was purchased to develop the area into single-family housing. Homes were first constructed in what is now Bow Mar in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1947, the first home was built in Bow Mar by land developed by Lloyd and Eleanor King.[9] The neighborhood was largely built up by the end of the 1950s. Bow Mar was incorporated as a town in 1958[9] as a town that straddled both Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. When built, many homes in Bow Mar reflected Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style architecture. Homes were constructed upon acre lots and were placed on wide streets, and were limited to being no more than one story tall. Today, many houses in the area are being updated or replaced with new construction.

Bow Mar maintains a public beach for residents that is utilized year-round for concerts, gatherings, or other neighborhood events. The Bow Mar Yacht Club hosts regattas during summer months on Bow Mar Lake.

The current mayor of Bow Mar is Tom Feldkamp.

Geography

Bow Mar is located at 39°37′37″N 105°03′03″W / 39.626937°N 105.050767°W.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (13.25%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960748
197094526.3%
1980930−1.6%
1990854−8.2%
2000847−0.8%
20108662.2%
Est. 2016965[6]11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 847 people, 295 households, and 264 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,181.4 people per square mile (454.2/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 421.2 per square mile (161.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.71% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.78% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 8.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $112,300, and the median income for a family was $119,377. Males had a median income of $88,442 versus $61,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $53,558. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Bow Mar homes situated in Arapahoe County attend part of the Littleton School District. There are fifteen elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools in the district. There are two charter school in the district.

Scott Murphy is the Superintendent of Schools.[13]

Those homes that are within the Jefferson County borders, attend Jefferson County Public Schools.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2007.
  8. ^ "Profile for Bow Mar, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  9. ^ a b "Town of Bow Mar". Town of Bow Mar. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ "Littleton Public Schools". Littleton Public Schools. Retrieved 2012-05-07.

External links

Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood

The Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood (FCI Englewood) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Colorado. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an administrative detention center and an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security offenders.

FCI Englewood is located in unincorporated Jefferson County. FCI Englewood is located off of U.S. Route 285 and Kipling Street, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Denver. The facility is named after the city of Englewood, Colorado, and has a Littleton, Colorado, mailing address, but is not in either city.

Keith Van Horn

Keith Adam Van Horn (born October 23, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player. The 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), 240 pounds (110 kg) forward graduated from Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California and attended the University of Utah where he went on to be a consensus First Team All-American in 1997. Van Horn finished his career at Utah as the school and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) male all-time leading scorer (Colorado State's Becky Hammon is the all-time WAC leader with 2,740 points) and holds numerous other school records. He led Utah to three NCAA Division I top 25 finishes, including their highest ranking ever in school history (#2). He received the 1997 ESPN Men's College Basketball Performer of the Year award.Van Horn was selected with the second pick of the 1997 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and was traded to the New Jersey Nets on a draft night trade. Van Horn played for the Nets from 1997 to 2002, leading the Nets in scoring in the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons where he averaged over 20 points per game and ranked fifth in the NBA in scoring in the 1999 season. He was a major contributor to the 2001–02 Nets team, leading the team in rebounding and placing second on the team in scoring. During his NBA career, Van Horn also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks.

Van Horn officially retired from the NBA in 2008 and averaged 16.0 points and nearly 7 rebounds per game during his nine-year NBA career.

List of Colorado locations by per capita income

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Outline of Colorado

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