Federal Heights, CO

Federal Heights profile

Living in Federal Heights

Federal Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 14,382 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Federal Heights is the 40th largest community in Colorado.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Federal Heights is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.82% of the Federal Heights workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Federal Heights is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Federal Heights who work in food service (13.65%), office and administrative support (9.17%), and sales jobs (8.27%).

Also of interest is that Federal Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Federal Heights has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Federal Heights with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.25% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Federal Heights in 2018 was $22,703, which is low income relative to Colorado, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,812 for a family of four. However, Federal Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Federal Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Federal Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Federal Heights, accounting for 64.87% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Federal Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Federal Heights include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

In addition, Federal Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.69%).

The most common language spoken in Federal Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.