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Denver, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Denver is the largest city in Colorado with a population of 714,708 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 714,708
Population in Households 698,337
Population in Familes 471,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,371
Population Density2 4,670
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $58,822
Average Household Income $89,904
Per Capita Income $39,674


Total Housing Units 326,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149,298 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 160,250 (49.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,421 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $351,551
Average Home Value $418,062


Total Households 309,547
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 145,717
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.14% 1.86%
Households 1.99% 1.84%
Families 1.88% 1.76%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2018 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 Density # 16 97th
Diversity Index # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 199 57th
Per Capita Income # 110 76th

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