Wheat Ridge, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Wheat Ridge, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Wheat Ridge had a population of 32,288 as of July 1, 2018. Wheat Ridge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheat Ridge is located at latitude 39.7727 and longitude -105.1048 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheat Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,459 feet.

The City of Wheat Ridge (GNIS ID: 2412248) 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 Wheat Ridge is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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Wheat Ridge, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,288
Population in Households 31,771
Population in Familes 22,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 517
Population Density2 3,447
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $53,358
Average Household Income $71,680
Per Capita Income $33,725


Total Housing Units 15,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,972 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,946 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $340,600
Average Home Value $366,538


Total Households 14,917
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 7,948
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 0.82% 0.93%
Households 0.78% 0.91%
Families 0.72% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Wheat Ridge, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheat Ridge 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 # 28 94th
Population Density # 33 93rd
Diversity Index # 129 72nd
Median Household Income # 250 46th
Per Capita Income # 166 64th

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