Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
126,318
1.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0.248% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.65%
1.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$100,036
9.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$544,700
20.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO had a population of 126k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $100,036. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO grew from 124,486 to 126,318, a 1.47% increase and its median household income grew from $91,394 to $100,036, a 9.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.6%), White (Hispanic) (7.79%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.79%).

10.6% of the households in Wheat Ridge 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.

97.7% of the residents in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are College of International Esthetics Inc (93 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2022, the median property value in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was $544,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO is home to a population of 126k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.28% of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (6.67k people).

In 2022, there were 9.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98k people) in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.83k White (Hispanic) and 6.28k 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 Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are Spanish (7,695 households), Arabic (670 households), and German (618 households).

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    98k ± 2.11k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.83k ± 1.34k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.28k ± 1.23k
15.8%
Hispanic Population
20k people

In 2022, there were 9.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98k people) in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.83k White (Hispanic) and 6.28k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.8% of the people in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are hispanic (20k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.67k people
5.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.32k people

As of 2022, 5.28% of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO residents (6.67k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was 5.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,695 households (6.42%)
  2. Arabic
    670 households (0.559%)
  3. German
    618 households (0.516%)

10.6% of the households in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was Spanish. 6.42% of the households in Wheat Ridge 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
    2,920 ± 396
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,314 ± 284
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,095 ± 367

Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO employs 67.8k people. The largest industries in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are Construction (5,700 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,779 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,453 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($236,834), Natural gas distribution ($209,912), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($187,837).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,858
Women
48.2%
33,125
Men
51.8%

The workforce of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO in 2020 was 63,983 people, with 48.2% woman, and 51.8% men.

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Occupations

67.8k
2022 Value
4.17%
1 Year growth
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 4.17%, from 65.1k employees to 67.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO, are Other managers (2,805 people), Retail salespersons (1,432 people), and Registered nurses (1,348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67.8k
2022 Value
4.17%
1 Year growth
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 4.17%, from 65.1k employees to 67.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO, are Construction (5,700 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,779 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,453 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Wheat Ridge 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

$66,953
Median earning men ± $2,765
$50,079
Median earning women ± $3,059

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($100,739), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,055), and Public Administration ($88,275).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($91,635), Information ($84,976), and Public Administration ($72,087).

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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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Civics

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.

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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 2019, universities in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO awarded 93 degrees. The student population of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO in 2019 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 129 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO are White (52 and 55.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 22.6%), Two or More Races (8 and 8.6%), and Unknown (4 and 4.3%).

The largest universities in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are College of International Esthetics Inc (93 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.592% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.444% 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 Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (27.8k), High School or Equivalent (24.9k), and Some college (20.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was $544,700 in 2022, which is 1.93 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $451,400 to $544,700, a 20.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO is $100,036. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$544,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,289
$37,336
Median Property Taxes
±$1,322

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 Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.1% of the housing units in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$100,036
Median Household Income
± $4,217
51.8k
Number of Households
± 1,639

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.8k households in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO grew to $100,036 from the previous year's value of $91,394.

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Wage Distribution

0.414
2022 Wage GINI in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO
0.427
2021 Wage GINI in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was 0.414 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.88% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.24%)

In 2022, 72% of workers in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.24%).

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO (8.35k out of 126k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

94.5% of the population of Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.54%
Uninsured
57.5%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheat Ridge PUMA, CO declined by 6.56% from 5.93% to 5.54%.

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