Wheat Ridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 31,192 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wheat Ridge is the 24th largest community in Colorado.
Housing costs in Wheat Ridge 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wheat Ridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wheat Ridge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wheat Ridge who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (10.24%), and management occupations (9.23%).
Also of interest is that Wheat Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall education level of Wheat Ridge citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.93% of adults in Wheat Ridge have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Wheat Ridge in 2010 was $29,798, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,192 for a family of four. However, Wheat Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wheat Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wheat Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wheat Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wheat Ridge include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Wheat Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.