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.

Denver is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

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. 44.95% 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Denver's cultural character, accounting for 16.07% of the city’s population.

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