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Denver, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Denver is the largest city in Colorado with a population of 699,521 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 699,521
Daytime Population: Workers 534,119
Daytime Population: Residents 331,804
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 865,923
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 683,334
Population in Familes 458,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,187
Population Density2 4,571
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $56,489
Average Household Income $85,251
Per Capita Income $37,827


Total Housing Units 322,862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141,271 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 163,090 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,501 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $323,449
Average Home Value $376,210


Total Households 304,361
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 143,705
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.14% 2.0%
Households 2.03% 1.94%
Families 1.94% 1.88%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2017 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 # 15 97th
Diversity Index # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 216 53rd
Per Capita Income # 115 75th

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