Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 716,492 people and 157 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.
Denver is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.69%), sales jobs (10.24%), and office and administrative support (9.90%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.96% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Denver is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Denver is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Denver is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Denver really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Denver citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Denver ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Denver a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The education level of Denver ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Denver, 47.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Denver in 2010 was $41,196, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,784 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 30.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denver include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Denver has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.63%).
The most common language spoken in Denver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.