Denver, CO
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Denver is a very large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 716,492 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Denver is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Denver workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

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.

In addition, Denver has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.79%).

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