With rich traditions and history, Adams County offers the best of suburban and rural life – vibrant cities, quiet towns and miles of recreation. Located in northeastern Colorado, the county ranks among the top five largest counties in the state and is projected to be the fastest growing county in the metro Denver area over the next two decades. Only 20 minutes from downtown Denver, Adams County serves nearly 450,000 residents and includes the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton; portions of Arvada, Aurora and Westminster; and the town of Bennett. Unincorporated communities include Henderson, Strasburg and Watkins. The county offers a professional business climate; a diverse labor pool; affordable land; a wide range of housing opportunities and community amenities; and boasts a high quality of life for residents.