Denver, NC
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Denver is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,354 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Denver is the 288th largest community in North Carolina.

Denver real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Denver house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Denver is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Denver is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denver who work in sales jobs (16.65%), healthcare (15.57%), and office and administrative support (12.32%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Denver has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

A relatively large number of people in Denver telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.34% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Denver has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Denver has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Denver than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Denver may be for you.

Being a small town, Denver does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Denver who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.88% of adults in Denver have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Denver in 2010 was $24,978, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,912 for a family of four. However, Denver contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Denver include German, English, French , and Scottish.

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