Denver, CO
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Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 704,621 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 a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Denver is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denver who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

A relatively large number of people in Denver telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Denver. This makes Denver a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Denver presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

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, 46.49% 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 $38,991, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,964 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 30.52% 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: 15.79%.

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