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Idledale is a census-designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and a U.S. Post Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.[3] The Idledale Post Office has the ZIP Code 80453.[2] As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 252.[4]

Idledale, Colorado
Idledale in 2014
Idledale in 2014
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Idledale is located in Colorado
Idledale
Idledale
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Idledale is located in the United States
Idledale
Idledale
Idledale (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417Coordinates: 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyJefferson[1]
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,466 ft (1,971 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total252
 • Density910/sq mi (351.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
80453
GNIS feature ID204713
FIPS code08-38480

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HistoryEdit

Originally called "Starbuck Heights", the town was almost washed out by a storm in 1933. When it was rebuilt, the town became known as Idledale.[1]

GeographyEdit

Idledale is located at 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417 (39.665971,-105.244045) on the north side of Bear Creek. Colorado State Highway 74 passes through the community as it traverses Bear Creek Canyon; to the east, the highway is known as Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive and leads downstream 4 miles (6 km) to Morrison; to the west the highway leads up the canyon the same distance to Kittredge.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Idledale CDP has an area of 0.28 square miles (0.72 km2), all of it recorded as land.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 28, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2006.
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  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Idledale CDP, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.