Arvada is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 115,368 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arvada is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.09%), sales jobs (12.03%), and management occupations (11.60%).
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.
The education level of Arvada citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.45% of adults in Arvada have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Arvada in 2010 was $34,312, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,248 for a family of four. However, Arvada contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 13.88% 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 Russian.