Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 715,522 people and 195 constituent neighborhoods, Denver is the largest community in Colorado.
Housing costs in Denver are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Denver is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Denver is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denver who work in management occupations (13.69%), sales jobs (10.02%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).
Also of interest is that Denver has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.37% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Denver, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Denver is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Denver a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Denver is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Denver, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Denver are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Denver. 50.32% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Denver in 2018 was $45,636, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,544 for a family of four. However, Denver contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Denver is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Denver home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Denver residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Denver also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denver include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Denver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.