Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO

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2021 Population
186,937
4.89% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
34.3
1.18% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
9.15%
9.23% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$81,839
6.94% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$366,400
7.35% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO had a population of 187k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $81,839. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO grew from 178,229 to 186,937, a 4.89% increase and its median household income grew from $76,526 to $81,839, a 6.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), White (Hispanic) (28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.8%), Other (Hispanic) (7.34%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%).

29.7% of the households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.1% of the residents in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County (West Central)--Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are Pima Medical Institute-Denver (457 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was $366,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO is home to a population of 187k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 14.2% of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (26.5k people).

In 2021, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.4k White (Hispanic) and 20.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are Spanish (45,342 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (869 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (724 households).

Citizenship

92.1%
2021 Citizenship
91.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.1% of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.6k ± 2.41k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    52.4k ± 3.1k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 2.72k
47.2%
Hispanic Population
88.3k people

In 2021, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.4k White (Hispanic) and 20.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

47.2% of the people in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are hispanic (88.3k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

14.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.5k people
14.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
25.5k people

As of 2021, 14.2% of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO residents (26.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    45,342 households (26%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    869 households (0.498%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    724 households (0.415%)

29.7% of the households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was Spanish. 26% of the households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,696 ± 356
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,658 ± 500
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,389 ± 294

Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO employs 91.6k people. The largest industries in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are Construction (11,188 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,040 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,821 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($139,616), Data processing, hosting & related services ($130,171), and Oil & gas extraction ($129,218).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
40,109
Women
46.8%
45,641
Men
53.2%

The workforce of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO in 2020 was 85,750 people, with 46.8% woman, and 53.2% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO.

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Occupations

91.6k
2021 Value
6.87%
1 Year growth
± 6.87%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 6.87%, from 85.8k employees to 91.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,686 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,404 people), and Customer service representatives (2,216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.6k
2021 Value
6.87%
1 Year growth
± 6.87%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 6.87%, from 85.8k employees to 91.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO, are Construction (11,188 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,040 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,013
Median earning men ± $2,102
$38,111
Median earning women ± $1,080

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($71,531), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,006), and Information ($63,208).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($91,442), Public Administration ($54,348), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,676).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO awarded 457 degrees. The student population of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 123 male students and 645 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are Hispanic or Latino (210 and 46%), followed by White (205 and 44.9%), Asian (17 and 3.72%), and Black or African American (10 and 2.19%).

The largest universities in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Pima Medical Institute-Denver (457 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Adams County (West Central)--Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO are Medical Assistant (149 and 32.6%), Dental Assisting (47 and 10.3%), and Physical Therapy Technician (44 and 9.63%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.88% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (43.8k), Secondary Education (29.5k), and Some college (29.2k).

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The median property value in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was $366,400 in 2021, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $341,300 to $366,400, a 7.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO is $81,839. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $134,089, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Jefferson (West), Boulder (West), Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties PUMA, CO, with respective values of $124,865 and $121,101.

Property

$366,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,352
$44,128
Median Property Taxes
±$1,624

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2021
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 72.6% of the housing units in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $134,089, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Jefferson (West), Boulder (West), Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties PUMA, CO, with respective values of $124,865 and $121,101.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$81,839
Median Household Income
± $3,075
60.8k
Number of Households
± 2,141

In 2021, the median household income of the 60.8k households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO grew to $81,839 from the previous year's value of $76,526.

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Wage Distribution

0.404
2021 Wage GINI in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO
0.407
2020 Wage GINI in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO

In 2021, the income inequality in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was 0.404 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.765% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.33%)

In 2021, 75.9% of workers in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (9.33%).

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.43% of the workforce in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO (16.9k out of 185k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.4% of the population of Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 7.37% on Medicare, 9.52% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.3% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.69% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
51.7%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
7.37%
Medicare
9.52%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Commerce City & Brighton Cities PUMA, CO grew by 5.13% from 10.1% to 10.6%.

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