Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 727,211 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, 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, 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, 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 2018 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.
Denver also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.63%.
The most common language spoken in Denver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.