Arvada, CO

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Living in Arvada

Arvada is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 120,492 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Arvada is the eighth largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Arvada 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Arvada is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Arvada workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Arvada is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arvada who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

The citizens of Arvada are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.72% of adults in Arvada have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arvada in 2010 was $38,185, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,740 for a family of four. However, Arvada contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Arvada is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arvada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arvada residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Arvada also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arvada include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Arvada is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.