Arvada, CO
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Arvada is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 117,453 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.

Unlike some cities, Arvada isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Arvada are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arvada is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arvada who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), management occupations (12.49%), and sales jobs (10.65%).

Also of interest is that Arvada has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Arvada is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Arvada, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Arvada are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.89% of adults in Arvada have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arvada in 2010 was $36,541, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,164 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 14.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arvada include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

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