Denver, CO
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Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 693,060 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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Denver are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

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.