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, Denver isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Denver are a mix 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 office and administrative support (11.75%), management occupations (11.54%), and sales jobs (11.30%).

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 education level of Denver ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Denver, 43.73% 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 $34,423, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,692 for a family of four. However, Denver contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Denver is a very 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 31.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denver include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Denver also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.05%.

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