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Watkins, Colorado

Watkins, Colorado
Census-designated place
Watkins, Colorado is located in Colorado
Location in Adams County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Adams, Arapahoe
 • 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]

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 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Watkins is located at (39.744946,-104.606838).

See also


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" ( 
  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. ^ U.S. Census 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Arapahoe County, CO
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Watkins, Colorado
  6. ^ a b "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. 

External links

  • Watkins on Adams County website
  • Watkins on Arapahoe County website
  • Watkins residents say "no" to city living
  • Watkins' "U-turn" on incorporation
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