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Denver, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Denver is the largest city in Colorado with a population of 737,963 as of July 1, 2023. 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 39.7392 and longitude -104.9847 in Denver County. The formal boundaries for the City of Denver 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 City of Denver 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.

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Denver, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 737,963 (100%)
Population in Households 722,046 (97.8%)
Population in Families 475,579 (64.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15,917 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 4,821
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $85,243
Average Household Income $125,855
% of Income for Mortgage4 43%
Per Capita Income $56,400
Wealth Index5 99
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.1)


Total HU (Housing Units) 361,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158,386 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 171,436 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,425 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $603,101
Average Home Value $693,426
Housing Affordability Index3 61


Total Households 329,822
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 150,150
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.95% 0.76%
Households 1.20% 1.00%
Families   0.95%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.66%

Denver, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denver to the other 482 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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
Median Household Income # 172 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 186 39th
Per Capita Income # 110 77th
Diversity Index # 56 89th

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