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About Northglenn

The nearly 39,000 residents of Northglenn enjoy small neighborhoods with accessible schools, convenient shopping centers, parks, lakes, open spaces, and outdoor recreation facilities.

The city government’s support for community and economic development makes Northglenn a hub of safe neighborhoods and business activity.

The quality of planning, development, services and volunteers creates a distinctive sense of community that is uncommon in many modern cities. Many of the original residents who lived in Northglenn when it incorporated in 1969 still live here.

The community is connected by the well-planned Greenway Trail System. The over 35 miles of off-street walking and biking paths connect with larger trail systems that lead throughout the Denver metro area.

Northglenn is only 15 minutes north of downtown Denver and all of the events and attractions of a major metropolitan city. Go east on Interstate 70 and Denver International Airport is only 25 minutes away. Turn to the west and the majestic Rocky Mountains tower over the landscape and are a mere half hour away by car.

Bask in 300 days of sunshine as Northglenn enjoys full seasons of summer, spring, winter, and fall. But thanks to our dry climate, the hot and cold aren’t as harsh as in more humid climates.

Today, the residents of "the most perfectly planned community in America" continue to maintain that identity and embrace "the city that pride built."

Fast Facts
  • Elevation: 5460 feet
  • Climate: Northglenn enjoys a mild, sunny, and semi-arid climate.
  • Average July High Temp: 87.9
  • Average Jan. Low Temp: 16.2
  • Sales Tax Rates
    • Northglenn: 4 percent
    • Adams County: .75 percent
    • Colorado: 4 percent
    • Total: 8.75 percent
  • Property Tax: 11.597 mills
  • Median Household Income:
    • Northglenn: $53,747
    • Region: $58,039
    • State: $55,212
  • Number of Households: ~14,000
  • Avg. Household Size: ~2.6
  • Median Age:
    • Northglenn: 33.5
    • Region: 35.6
    • State: 35.7
  • Public Schools: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Click here for more demographic information.

City Song
The City song was composed by Eleanor Wyatt, Wayne Ethridge, and then Police Capt. C. A. Gunderson in March 1976.

"Our Glenn"
(To the tune of "Five Foot Two")

1) Several years ago
No way to grow
Now we've built a City for show
Then everybody loved our Glenn

2) With a City our size
We must Realize
That we have to learn to harmonize and everybody loves our Glenn

Now if you find a way
To achieve this day
Speak up right now
Don't despair if we don't seem to care
We'll try next time to be more fair.

3) With dreams so large
Ahead we charge
Never we forget our City at large
Forever we will love
Forever we will love
Forever we will love our Glenn.