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Wheat Ridge, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Wheat Ridge had a population of 31,965 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheat Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wheat Ridge, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,965
Daytime Population: Workers 21,006
Daytime Population: Residents 15,537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,543
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 31,467
Population in Familes 22,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 498
Population Density2 3,413
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $52,884
Average Household Income $69,304
Per Capita Income $32,607


Total Housing Units 15,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,415 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,356 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 510 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $309,020
Average Home Value $327,519


Total Households 14,771
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 7,901
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 0.79% 0.9%
Households 0.76% 0.9%
Families 0.73% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 28 94th
Population Density # 32 93rd
Diversity Index # 129 72nd
Median Household Income # 239 48th
Per Capita Income # 172 63rd

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