Denver County, CO

County

Add Comparison
2020 Population
715,878
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34.6
0.29% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.9%
7.79% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,661
5.93% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$427,600
9.47% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
408,318
1.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Denver County, CO had a population of 716k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $72,661. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Denver County, CO grew from 705,576 to 715,878, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $68,592 to $72,661, a 5.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denver County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.2%), White (Hispanic) (18.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.82%), Other (Hispanic) (6.74%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.87%).

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.

92.1% of the residents in Denver County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denver County, CO are University of Denver (4,408 degrees awarded in 2020), Metropolitan State University of Denver (3,481 degrees), and Regis University (2,338 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Denver County, CO was $427,600, and the homeownership rate was 50.4%.

Most people in Denver County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 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

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Denver County, CO is home to a population of 716k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 14% of Denver County, CO residents were born outside of the country (100k people).

In 2020, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (388k people) in Denver County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129k White (Hispanic) and 63.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2020 Citizenship
90.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.1% of Denver County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Denver County, CO was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Denver County, CO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denver County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    388k ± 1.13k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    129k ± 3.48k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    63.1k ± 1.15k
29.5%
Hispanic Population
211k people

In 2020, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (388k people) in Denver County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129k White (Hispanic) and 63.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.5% of the people in Denver County, CO are hispanic (211k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Colorado.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    216,688 ± 11,209 people
  2. India
    20,857 ± 3,539 people
  3. China
    19,477 ± 3,421 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 216,688 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,857 and China with 19,477.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
100k people
15%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
106k people

As of 2020, 14% of Denver County, CO residents (100k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denver County, CO was 15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Denver County, CO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,359 ± 630
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,650 ± 840
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,521 ± 596

Denver County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Denver County, CO employs 408k people. The largest industries in Denver County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,154 people), and Educational Services (36,242 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,400), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,774), and Utilities ($74,903).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,644. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

408k
2020 Value
± 5,392
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 1.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Denver County, CO grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 402k employees to 408k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denver County, CO, are Management Occupations (55,883 people), Sales & Related Occupations (40,897 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,971 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denver County, CO.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

408k
2020 Value
± 5,392
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 1.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Denver County, CO grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 402k employees to 408k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denver County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,154 people), and Educational Services (36,242 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.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$51,351
Median earning men ± $641
$42,016
Median earning women ± $640

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,341), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,624), and Public Administration ($69,842).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,591), Information ($60,494), and Public Administration ($56,864).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $10.6M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $9.35M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $9.01M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

View Data
Save Image

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Colorado.
$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

flagCivics

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 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Denver County, CO awarded 16,519 degrees. The student population of Denver County, CO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 26,637 male students and 40,971 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denver County, CO are White (9,531 and 59.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,572 and 16.1%), Unknown (1,545 and 9.69%), and Black or African American (897 and 5.63%).

The largest universities in Denver County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Denver (4,408 and 26.7%), Metropolitan State University of Denver (3,481 and 21.1%), and Regis University (2,338 and 14.2%).

The most popular majors in Denver County, CO are Public Health Nurse (1,087 and 6.58%), Nursing Administration (819 and 4.96%), and Registered Nursing (807 and 4.89%).

The median tuition costs in Denver County, CO are $38,208 for private four year colleges, and $5,458 and $18,806 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Denver County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 67,608 (39.4% men and 60.6% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 67,608 students enrolled in Denver County, CO, 39.4% men and 60.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 35,890 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,087 degree-majors awarded
  2. 767 degree-majors awarded
  3. 608 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denver County, CO was Public Health Nurse with 1,087 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,408 degrees awarded
  2. 3,481 degrees awarded
  3. 2,338 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Denver with 4,408 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,928 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denver County, CO, which is 0.56 times less than the 10,591 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,531 degrees mean that there were 3.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,572 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,283) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Measure

In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Denver County, CO was $427,600 in 2020, which is 1.86 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $390,600 to $427,600, a 9.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Denver County, CO is 50.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Denver County, CO have an average commute time of 25.7 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 $72,661. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Denver County, CO was Census Tract 32.03 with a value of $233,158, followed by Census Tract 43.03 and Census Tract 34.02, with respective values of $193,542 and $187,065.

In 2021, 18.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.41%.

Property

$427,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,241
$145,172
Median Property Taxes
±$2,785

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Denver County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

50.4%
Homeownership
2020
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 50.4% of the housing units in Denver County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Denver County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 32.03
  2. Census Tract 43.03
  3. Census Tract 34.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denver County, CO was Census Tract 32.03 with a value of $233,158, followed by Census Tract 43.03 and Census Tract 34.02, with respective values of $193,542 and $187,065.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,661
Median Household Income
± $1,246
288k
Number of Households
± 4,219

In 2020, the median household income of the 288k households in Denver County, CO grew to $72,661 from the previous year's value of $68,592.

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 $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denver County, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (66.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.26%)

In 2020, 66.1% of workers in Denver County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.26%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denver County, CO have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Denver County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Denver County, CO compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.41%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denver County, CO (83.5k out of 704k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2021, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.5%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 631 in Denver County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 48 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

pulseHealth

90.4% of the population of Denver County, CO has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 8.64% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Denver County, CO see 722 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.37% decrease from the previous year (755 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1310 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 169 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Denver County, CO see an average of 722 patients per year. This represents a 4.37% decrease from the previous year (755 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 30.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

9.6%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
8.64%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denver County, CO grew by 2.93% from 9.33% to 9.6%.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.4 in Denver County, CO.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Denver County, CO.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 17.3% in Denver County, CO.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Denver County, CO.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Denver County, CO.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Denver County, CO.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function