Denver, CO Data & Demographics

Denver, Colorado - Basic Facts

Denver is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Denver.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Denver County at latitude 39.7392 and longitude -104.9847. Denver County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,279 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Denver (see map) encompass a land area of 153.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.63 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Denver: Mile-High City, Queen City of the Plains, Saint Charles, The Mexican Diggings, The Spanish Diggings.

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Denver, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 639,117
Population in Households 622,957
Population in Familes 418,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,160
Population Density1 4,177
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 280,621
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 132,176
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 303,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128,932 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 151,689 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,203 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $316,814
Average Home Value $392,802
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,509
Average Household Income $68,455
Per Capita Income $30,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 1.49% 1.94%
Households 1.53% 2.06%
Families 1.32% 1.94%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Denver, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denver to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 37 92nd
Median Household Income # 261 43rd
Per Capita Income # 168 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.

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