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Denver County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2017: 704,621 (all urban); it was 554,636 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 103,999
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,530
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 125,631
Renter-occupied apartments: 131,578 (it was 113,604 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

34%

Land area: 153 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 4595 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Denver County: 112.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.3%), Educational, health and social services (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Denver County, CO (2017)
    • 382,73569.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 210,82138.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 63,11011.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 26,5954.8%Asian alone
    • 16,7283.0%Two or more races
    • 3,4700.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 7460.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 4160.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

34.5 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 352,865  (50.1%)
Females: 351,756  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Denver County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,224 ($39,500 in 1999)
This county:

$65,224
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,204 (lower quartile is $908, upper quartile is $1,616)
This county:

$1204
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $395,100 (it was $160,100 in 2000)
Denver:

$395,100
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $276,100 - $609,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $500,611
Here:

$500,611
State:

$425,440

Townhouses or other attached units: $470,716
Here:

$470,716
State:

$344,412

In 2-unit structures: $462,313
Here:

$462,313
State:

$378,437

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $340,110
Here:

$340,110
State:

$275,556

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $379,101
Here:

$379,101
State:

$310,089

Mobile homes: $134,964
Here:

$134,964
State:

$80,946

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,734
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $478

Institutionalized population: 6,518
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Health of residents in Denver County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
79.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 186 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.
16.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 930 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 1502 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1999: 1706 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2000: 1439 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 1011 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2002: 1641 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2003: 2122 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2004: 4098 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2005: 2029 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2006: 1800 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2007: 1215 buildings, average cost: $228,900
  • 2008: 837 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2009: 485 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2010: 632 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2011: 703 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2012: 1056 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2013: 1284 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2014: 1710 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2015: 1847 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 2016: 1887 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2017: 2370 buildings, average cost: $236,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Denver, CO residents
Average permit cost in Denver, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,961 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,826 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Denver, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Denver, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Denver, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.2%
Denver County:

12.2%
Colorado:

10.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for American Indian residents, 24.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.2% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 34.5 years old
(Males: 34.3 years old, Females: 34.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.9 years old, Black residents: 35.3 years old, American Indian residents: 41.5 years old, Asian residents: 33.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 30.9 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Denver County is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1262 a month.

Cities in this county include: Denver, Holly Hills.

Denver County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Denver County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.387 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Pennsylvania , Lyon County, Nevada , Clinton County, Ohio , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Doniphan County, Kansas , Franklin County, Ohio , Rush County, Indiana .

County total employment by year in Denver, CO
County average yearly wages by year in Denver, CO

Current college students: 38,309
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 49.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 105,601 (37.6% naturalized citizens)

Denver County:

15.0%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 23,1292010 or later
  • 31,3532000 to 2009
  • 26,9171990 to 1999
  • 19,2221980 to 1989
  • 9,7041970 to 1979
  • 7,359Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.4%

Denver County marital status for males Denver County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 144,512
  • One, attached: 24,734
  • Two: 8,766
  • 3 or 4: 10,038
  • 5 to 9: 13,907
  • 10 to 19: 28,657
  • 20 to 49: 33,927
  • 50 or more: 55,113
  • Mobile homes: 897

Housing units in Denver County with a mortgage: 112,950 (2,885 second mortgage, 13,169 home equity loan, 475 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35,618

Here:

76.2% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Denver County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic159,48939
Evangelical Protestant52,278198
Other40,68166
Mainline Protestant38,023101
Black Protestant8,45823
Orthodox5,83012
None295,399-
Denver County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 105
Denver County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 66
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
Denver County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 662
This county:

11.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Denver County:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Denver County:

16.3%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Denver County:

Average size of farms: 4 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,880
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $107,768
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 100.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,632
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 30.00%

Earthquake activity:

Denver County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.2 miles away from Denver County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 545.0 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 423.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Denver County center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 376.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 16, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4229: July 16, 2015, FEMA Id: 4229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3365: September 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 3365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to September 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4145: September 14, 2013, FEMA Id: 4145, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 18, 2006 to December 22, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3270: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3270, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Heavy Rains, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-385: May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: 385, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain, Snow
  • Colorado TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-200: June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: 200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Denver County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Denver

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 390,085 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 44,721 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33,594 (6.0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,413 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7,808 (1.4%)
  • Railroad: 5,873 (1.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 54 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7,603 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 9,241 (1.7%)
  • Walked: 17,589 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 37,804 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Ethiopia (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • India (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Other South Central Asia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Denver County


  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • American (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Denver County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 2,810 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,621 people in nursing homes
  • 2,006 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,831 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 756 people in state prisons
  • 459 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 369 people in other group homes
  • 323 people in religious group quarters
  • 302 people in halfway houses
  • 282 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 232 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 226 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 84 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 77 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 71 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 67 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 61 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 16 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Denver County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 4,940 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,333 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,055 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,822 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,369 people in state prisons
  • 1,079 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 747 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 640 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 505 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 201 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 137 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 43 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $90,814.

14.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.63%
Colorado average:

10.99%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Denver County:

0.06%
Colorado average:

0.10%

7.87% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($31,288 average AGI)
6.70% relocated from other states ($30,914 average AGI)
Denver County:

6.70%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Arapahoe County, CO  2.84% ($63,058 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.71% ($50,508)
from Adams County, CO  1.11% ($41,055)
from Boulder County, CO  0.52% ($72,406)
from Douglas County, CO  0.50% ($75,340)
from Cook County, IL  0.32% ($96,159)
from El Paso County, CO  0.26% ($52,563)


13.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.44%
Colorado average:

9.96%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($537 average AGI)
Denver County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.10%

9.20% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($42,140 average AGI)
4.16% relocated to other states ($21,204 average AGI)
Denver County:

4.16%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Arapahoe County, CO  3.34% ($64,334 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  2.30% ($62,617)
to Adams County, CO  1.54% ($44,025)
to Douglas County, CO  0.58% ($90,086)
to Boulder County, CO  0.31% ($70,265)
to El Paso County, CO  0.20% ($45,957)
to Larimer County, CO  0.16% ($57,338)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.2

Births per 1000 population in Denver County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Denver County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Denver County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Denver County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Denver County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denver County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denver County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denver County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Denver County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 68,667 (56,819 aged, 11,848 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 23,741 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Denver County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,663)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,415)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,292)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,577)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,113)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,045)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,030)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,849)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,227)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,195)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 56.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.0
  • Other - 25.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.2
  • Suffocation - 38.7
  • Poisoning - 33.6
  • Fall - 7.1
  • Other - 4.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 704,621
  • In family households: 472,869 (74,784 male householders, 68,501 female householders)
    102,995 spouses, 162,802 children (155,182 natural, 2,590 adopted, 5,030 stepchildren), 15,407 grandchildren, 10,585 brothers or sisters, 10,918 parents, 15,465 other relatives, 11,412 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 216,913 (76,560 male householders (53,477 living alone)), 77,093 female householders (56,974 living alone)), 63,260 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,839

Size of family households: 67,494 2-persons, 29,650 3-persons, 25,650 4-persons, 10,764 5-persons, 4,912 6-persons, 4,815 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 110,451 1-person, 37,822 2-persons, 4,233 3-persons, 636 4-persons, 435 5-persons, 45 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

85,721 married couples with children.
35,607 single-parent households (9,749 men, 25,858 women).

74.8% of residents of Denver speak English at home.
18.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,196,711,000 ($11,128 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $897,631,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,244,686,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $834,323,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $47,195,000
Federal grants: $1,949,386,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,106,194,000 ($635,479,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,014,926,000 ($172,102,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $114,850,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,158,350,000
Federal Government insurance: $197,522,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 55,586
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 22,393
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35,459
Here:

+64 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -63,668
Here -114 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Denver County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 140.86 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Denver County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Denver County, Colorado
  • 15,7432014 or later
  • 12,1362010 to 2013
  • 34,8062000 to 2009
  • 19,9241990 to 1999
  • 24,7141980 to 1989
  • 47,5561970 to 1979
  • 34,3821960 to 1969
  • 47,5971950 to 1959
  • 23,9741940 to 1949
  • 59,7191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Denver County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Denver County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Denver County, Colorado
  • 1,0561 room
  • 1,8962 rooms
  • 9,2813 rooms
  • 20,2734 rooms
  • 22,1765 rooms
  • 24,4506 rooms
  • 20,4497 rooms
  • 16,9368 rooms
  • 32,0519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denver County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denver County, Colorado
  • 11,6431 room
  • 20,0732 rooms
  • 38,6663 rooms
  • 36,7604 rooms
  • 20,3835 rooms
  • 8,9386 rooms
  • 5,9957 rooms
  • 2,5108 rooms
  • 3,4029+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Denver County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Denver County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Denver County, Colorado
  • 1,140no bedroom
  • 9,0591 bedroom
  • 41,7212 bedrooms
  • 50,4093 bedrooms
  • 33,7164 bedrooms
  • 12,5235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denver County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denver County, Colorado
  • 13,483no bedroom
  • 54,2581 bedroom
  • 56,4572 bedrooms
  • 15,9833 bedrooms
  • 6,0244 bedrooms
  • 2,1655+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Denver County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Denver County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Denver County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,453no vehicle
  • 49,4381 vehicle
  • 64,5762 vehicles
  • 20,8353 vehicles
  • 7,1674 vehicles
  • 2,0995+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Denver County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Denver County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 24,980no vehicle
  • 67,9701 vehicle
  • 44,6422 vehicles
  • 7,8743 vehicles
  • 2,2254 vehicles
  • 6795+ vehicles

79.3% of Denver County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Colorado.

Denver County:

79.3%
State average:

82.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 276,210
  • Other state: 311,848
  • Northeast: 51,832
  • Midwest: 109,024
  • South: 77,777
  • West: 73,215
Year householders moved into unit in Denver County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Denver County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.7%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,783
Here:

7.9%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,272
Here:

4.7%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,202
Here:

22.0%
Colorado:

13.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 12,349
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,397
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 9,952
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,327
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 7,197
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,825
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,212
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,630
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 136 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,561$185,4664,625$241,68516,448$246,902485$125,67260$3,174,4672,045$175,3405$133,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED296$164,118447$265,4091,483$247,62192$68,1202$999,000208$170,5141$35,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED636$155,733738$214,3904,374$240,643491$54,96317$1,120,176782$173,01923$68,609
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN410$178,910530$233,4812,524$234,261133$107,9179$4,597,111369$171,3662$251,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS57$163,386100$251,790874$221,15756$105,2680$091$159,8790$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 133 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED680$238,925464$273,70717$174,059
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED239$219,975153$244,57520$166,950
APPLICATIONS DENIED107$222,822133$270,5645$202,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN63$224,65149$250,2655$138,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS51$180,09813$272,61511$133,273
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Denver, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Denver, CO - Value
Most common first names in Denver County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,11773.7 years
Mary4,78079.7 years
William4,03774.6 years
Robert3,56970.2 years
James3,29271.1 years
Charles2,59574.1 years
George2,46075.8 years
Helen2,44280.3 years
Margaret2,01580.1 years
Joseph1,90373.5 years
Most common last names in Denver County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,75075.4 years
Johnson1,63976.1 years
Martinez1,16870.4 years
Miller1,07676.0 years
Brown1,06473.9 years
Jones99274.7 years
Williams97273.1 years
Anderson86177.0 years
Davis78974.9 years
Wilson75274.4 years
Businesses in Denver County, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness4Journeys3
7-Eleven48Justice1
ALDO3KFC11
AMF Bowling2Kincaid2
AT&T22Kmart4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware6Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts5Kroger20
Aeropostale1La Quinta4
Albertsons2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor4Lane Furniture1
Apple Store1LensCrafters3
Applebee's2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's9Little Caesars Pizza10
AutoZone8Loews1
BMW1Long John Silver's3
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Lowe's1
Bakers1Macy's2
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott16
Banana Republic3MasterBrand Cabinets49
Barnes & Noble2Mazda1
Bath & Body Works5McDonald's33
Baymont Inn1Men's Wearhouse2
Bebe1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Ben & Jerry's4Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western2New Balance8
Big O Tires2New York & Co2
Blockbuster5Nike33
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom2
Brookstone3Office Depot7
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards2OfficeMax4
Budget Car Rental4Old Navy2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden2
Burger King17Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Caribou Coffee5Pac Sun2
Carl\s Jr.3Panda Express6
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread7
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza7
Chevrolet2Payless8
Chick-Fil-A2Penske2
Chico's2PetSmart4
Chipotle16Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut12
Church's Chicken4Popeyes3
Cinnabon 2Qdoba Mexican Grill12
Clarks1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery5Quiznos17
Coldwater Creek2RadioShack8
Comfort Inn1Ramada3
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster2
Costco1Red Robin1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid5
Cricket Wireless44Ruby Tuesday1
Crossland Economy Studios1Rue211
Curves3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
DHL3SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen10SONIC Drive-In6
Days Inn2Safeway14
Decora Cabinetry12Sam's Club2
Dennys4Sears8
Discount Tire6Sephora2
Domino's Pizza7Sheraton1
DressBarn2Shoe Carnival1
Dressbarn2Skechers USA1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel8
Eddie Bauer2Staples3
Express2Starbucks76
Famous Footwear5Subway29
FedEx158Super 81
Finish Line2T-Mobile23
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T.G.I. Driday's1
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx2
Ford1Taco Bell21
Forever 212Talbots2
GNC12Target5
GameStop8The Athlete's Foot1
Gap4The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&R Block23The Room Place1
Haagen-Dazs1Toys"R"Us1
Haworth2U-Haul16
Hilton8UPS173
Hobby Lobby3Urban Outfitters1
Holiday Inn9Vans12
Home Depot6Verizon Wireless10
Homestead Studio Suites2Victoria's Secret4
Hot Topic2Village Inn4
Howard Johnson1Volkswagen3
Hyatt4Vons14
IHOP4Waffle House1
InTown Suites1Walgreens16
J. Jill1Walmart4
J.Crew1Wendy's17
JCPenney1Westin1
Jamba Juice5Whole Foods Market5
JoS. A. Bank3YMCA6
Johnny Rockets1Z Gallerie1
Jones New York5

Denver County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"