Northglenn, CO

Northglenn profile

Living in Northglenn

Northglenn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 38,819 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Northglenn is the 21st largest community in Colorado.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Northglenn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northglenn is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Northglenn who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (10.12%), and management occupations (7.94%).

Also of interest is that Northglenn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Northglenn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Northglenn, the average commute to work is 31.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Northglenn is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Northglenn area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Northglenn citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.74% of adults 25 and older in Northglenn have a college degree.

The per capita income in Northglenn in 2018 was $28,996, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,984 for a family of four. However, Northglenn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Northglenn is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Northglenn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northglenn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Northglenn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Northglenn include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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