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, 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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denver who work in management occupations (13.20%), sales jobs (10.04%), and office and administrative support (9.67%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Denver telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.54% 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 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.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Denver is having a public transportation system, but in Denver the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Denver benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
Denver is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.44% of adults in Denver have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Denver in 2018 was $43,770, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,080 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 29.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denver include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Denver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.