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.
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.|
|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 in Households||31,562|
|Population in Families||22,281|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||516|
|Median Household Income||$58,228|
|Average Household Income||$79,489|
|Per Capita Income||$36,936|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.13|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||4.11%|
|Per Capita Income||3.45%|
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.
|Total Population||# 29||94th|
|Population Density||# 33||93rd|
|Diversity Index||# 126||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 227||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 151||67th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.