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Wheat Ridge, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Wheat Ridge had a population of 32,078 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.7661 and longitude -105.0772 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheat Ridge 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wheat Ridge, CO Housing Affordability Index is 78
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Wheat Ridge, CO Wealth Index is 87
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 32,078
Population in Households 31,562
Population in Families 22,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 516
Population Density 3,434
Diversity Index1 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,228
Average Household Income $79,489
Per Capita Income $36,936
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,084 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,768 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $394,322
Housing Affordability Index2 78
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,852
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 7,894
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.67% 1.12%
Households 0.67% 1.12%
Families 0.58% 1.06%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

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, 2019 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 # 29 94th
Population Density # 33 93rd
Diversity Index # 126 73rd
Median Household Income # 227 51st
Per Capita Income # 151 67th

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