Whether you’ve been here for a couple months or your entire life, Arapahoe County residents realize that their community provides the best of everything Colorado has to offer. From babies to boomers and beyond, our residents put down roots, raise families, start and run businesses, and embrace the endless opportunities and amenities that make Colorado so unique.
Arapahoe County is one of Colorado’s fastest growing counties, with more than 650,000 residents. By 2030, about 800,000 are projected to live here, which would make us the most populous county in the metro area, surpassing the City and County of Denver. The County spans approximately 805 square miles and its diversity is evident throughout, from vibrant urban, suburban, and rural communities, to an unparalleled open space and trail system, to major employment centers and a robust multimodal transportation network.
The County is home to 13 cities and towns, nine school districts and 450 local improvement and special service districts. It also has one of the lowest property tax mill levies in the state. Our County government only keeps 15 percent of the tax revenue it collects, to invest in County services and infrastructure; the rest goes to schools, cities and towns, and special districts like fire and water.
The Arapahoe County government serves its communities in ways both obvious and obscure. As the beating heart of local and regional government, we’re here for our neighbors on their best days—and their worst. County officials and employees share our residents’ goals of preserving our quality of life, whether urban, suburban or rural, on our roads or on our trails, at home or at work. By establishing practices that celebrate, protect and connect our many diverse assets, and by advocating fiscally responsible policies that are mindful of our history and anticipate our future, Arapahoe County strives to be the place we’re proud to call home.
Enhancing your quality of life through exceptional delivery of services and efficient use of public funds.
A diverse and vibrant County where residents and businesses thrive.
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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of our citizens through exceptional delivery of services and efficient use of public funds. We invite you to join us as we offer a wide variety of employment opportunities.