Denver, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Denver, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Denver is the largest city in Colorado with a population of 649,214 as of July 1, 2015. Denver ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Denver is located at latitude 39.7618 and longitude -104.8811 in Denver County. The formal boundaries for the City of Denver (see map below) encompass a land area of 153.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.63 sq. miles. Denver County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,279 feet.

The City of Denver (GNIS ID: 2410324) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Denver is located within Denver Division of Denver County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Denver population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)


Total Population 649,214
Population in Households 632,633
Population in Familes 424,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,581
Population Density1 4,243
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 285,610
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 134,933
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 308,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130,453 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 155,157 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,103 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $328,432
Average Home Value $402,961


Median Household Income $49,424
Average Household Income $71,394
Per Capita Income $31,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.95%
Households 1.58% 2.07%
Families 1.47% 2.01%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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, 2015 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 43 91st
Median Household Income # 276 40th
Per Capita Income # 154 67th

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