Denver, Colorado
Consolidated city-county
City and County of Denver
Denver Skyline
Colorado State Capitol
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver Millenium Bridge
Flag of Denver, Colorado
Flag
Official seal of Denver, Colorado
Seal
Nickname(s): The Mile High City[1]
Queen City of the Plains[2]
Wall Street of the West[3]
Location of Denver in Denver County, Colorado.
Location of Denver in Denver County, Colorado.
Denver, Colorado is located in Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
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Coordinates: 39°45′43″N 104°52′52″WCoordinates39°45′43″N 104°52′52″W[4]
Country  United States
State  Colorado
City and County Denver[5]
Founded November 17, 1858, as Denver City, K.T.[6]
Incorporated November 7, 1861, as Denver City, C.T.[7]
Consolidated November 15, 1902, as the City and County of Denver
Named for James W. Denver
Government
 • Type Consolidated City and County[5]
 • Body Denver City Council
 • Mayor Michael Hancock (D)[8]
Area[9]
 • Consolidated city-county 154.97 sq mi (401.36 km2)
 • Land 153.33 sq mi (397.13 km2)
 • Water 1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)  1.1%
 • Metro 8,414.4 sq mi (21,793 km2)
Elevation[10] 5,130–5,690 ft (1,564–1,731 m)
Population (2010)[11]
 • Consolidated city-county 600,158
 • Estimate (2017)[12] 704,621
 • Rank US: 19th
 • Density 4,519.94/sq mi (1,745.15/km2)
 • Urban 2,374,203 (US: 18th)
 • Metro 2,814,330 (US: 19th)
 • CSA 3,418,876 (US: 16th)
Demonym(s) Denverite
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 80201–80212, 80214–80239, 80241, 80243–80244, 80246–80252, 80256–80266, 80271, 80273–80274, 80279–80281, 80290–80291, 80293–80295, 80299, 80012, 80014, 80022, 80033, 80123, 80127[13]
Area code(s) 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-20000
GNIS feature ID 0201738
Highways I-25I-70I-76I-225I-270US 285US 287SH 2SH 26SH 30SH 35SH 83SH 88SH 95SH 121SH 177SH 265SH 470E-470
Website denvergov.org
Capital and most populous city of theState of Colorado