Denver County, CO

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2022 Population
710,800
0.566% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0.287% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
0.824% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$85,853
9.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$540,400
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
416,271
1.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Denver County, CO had a population of 711k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $85,853. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Denver County, CO grew from 706,799 to 710,800, a 0.566% increase and its median household income grew from $78,177 to $85,853, a 9.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denver County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.9%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.5%), and Other (Hispanic) (7.73%).

None of the households in Denver County, 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.

92.5% of the residents in Denver County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denver County, CO are University of Denver (5,363 degrees awarded in 2022), Metropolitan State University of Denver (3,626 degrees), and Regis University (2,060 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Denver County, CO was $540,400, and the homeownership rate was 49.4%.

Most people in Denver County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Denver County, CO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Denver skyline past Ferril Lake in City Park

Population & Diversity

Denver County, CO is home to a population of 711k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.8% of Denver County, CO residents were born outside of the country (98.4k people).

In 2022, there were 4.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (383k people) in Denver County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.4k White (Hispanic) and 61.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2022 Citizenship
92.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.5% of Denver County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Denver County, CO was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denver County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    383k ± 1.24k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    84.4k ± 4.07k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    61.4k ± 3.75k
29.2%
Hispanic Population
208k people

In 2022, there were 4.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (383k people) in Denver County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.4k White (Hispanic) and 61.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.2% of the people in Denver County, CO are hispanic (208k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Denver County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
98.4k people
14.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
101k people

As of 2022, 13.8% of Denver County, CO residents (98.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denver County, CO was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,589 ± 845
  2. Vietnam
    8,304 ± 724
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,848 ± 566

Denver County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Denver County, CO employs 416k people. The largest industries in Denver County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (62,131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,548 people), and Educational Services (37,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($119,900), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($116,454), and Utilities ($97,803).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

416k
2022 Value
± 5,514
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 1.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denver County, CO grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 410k employees to 416k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denver County, CO, are Management Occupations (61,464 people), Sales & Related Occupations (39,865 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (37,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denver County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

416k
2022 Value
± 5,514
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 1.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denver County, CO grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 410k employees to 416k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denver County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (62,131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,548 people), and Educational Services (37,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denver County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Denver County, 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

$62,211
Median earning men ± $1,212
$52,091
Median earning women ± $816

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,508), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,251), and Public Administration ($81,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,192), Public Administration ($71,863), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,100).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 10,267
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,584
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 6,579
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Denver County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 79.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (18.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Denver County, CO awarded 15,053 degrees. The student population of Denver County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 22,795 male students and 28,323 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denver County, CO are White (8,527 and 58.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,307 and 22.6%), Black or African American (833 and 5.68%), and Asian (711 and 4.85%).

The largest universities in Denver County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Denver (5,363 and 35.6%), Metropolitan State University of Denver (3,626 and 24.1%), and Regis University (2,060 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Denver County, CO are Social Work (891 and 5.92%), Registered Nursing (854 and 5.67%), and Welding Technology (488 and 3.24%).

The median tuition costs in Denver County, CO are $48,045 for private four year colleges, and $6,100 and $20,840 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Denver County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 51,118 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 51,118 students enrolled in Denver County, CO, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 26,148 records, of which 53.2% were women and 46.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 822 degrees awarded
  2. 279 degrees awarded
  3. 261 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denver County, CO was Registered Nursing with 822 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Denver County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,363 degrees awarded
  2. 3,626 degrees awarded
  3. 2,060 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Denver with 5,363 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,822 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denver County, CO, which is 0.631 times less than the 9,231 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,527 degrees mean that there were 2.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,307 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,045) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,655) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denver County, CO was $540,400 in 2022, which is 1.92 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $459,100 to $540,400, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Denver County, CO is 49.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Denver County, CO have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Denver County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Denver County, CO is $85,853. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Denver County, CO was Census Tract 32.03 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 43.03 and Census Tract 34.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $220,724.

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

Property

$540,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,845
$159,483
Median Property Taxes
±$2,951

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 Denver County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

49.4%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.4% of the housing units in Denver County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 32.03
  2. Census Tract 43.03
  3. Census Tract 34.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denver County, CO was Census Tract 32.03 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 43.03 and Census Tract 34.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $220,724.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Denver County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$85,853
Median Household Income
± $1,295
323k
Number of Households
± 4,673

In 2022, the median household income of the 323k households in Denver County, CO grew to $85,853 from the previous year's value of $78,177.

The following chart displays the households in Denver County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denver County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6.65%)

In 2022, 60.1% of workers in Denver County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denver County, CO have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Denver County, 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 Denver County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Denver County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denver County, CO (81.7k out of 699k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denver County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.3% of the children was living in poverty in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 631 in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 48 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Denver County, CO has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 8.56% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.957% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Denver County, CO see 721 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.139% decrease from the previous year (722 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1290 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 158 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

721 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Denver County, CO

Primary care physicians in Denver County, CO see an average of 721 patients per year. This represents a 0.139% decrease from the previous year (722 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Denver County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 30.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.1%
Uninsured
51.5%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
8.56%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.957%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denver County, CO declined by 4.84% from 9.56% to 9.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denver County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.8 in Denver County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 22.2% in Denver County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.1% in Denver County, CO.

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