Denver, CO
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Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 682,545 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.

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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denver who work in management occupations (12.10%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and sales jobs (10.92%).

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.

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 citizens of Denver are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.95% of adults in Denver have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Denver in 2010 was $35,218, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,872 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 30.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denver include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Denver also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.07%.

The most common language spoken in Denver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.