Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
2.97M
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.7
0.273% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.84%
6.4% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$85,641
7.75% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$437,800
4.09% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1.65M
0.997% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO had a population of 2.97M people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $85,641. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew from 2.93M to 2.97M, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $79,478 to $85,641, a 7.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.5%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.06%). 20.2% of the households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.2% of the residents in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are Front Range Community College (5,562 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,482 degrees), and University of Denver (4,315 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was $437,800, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%. Most people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is home to a population of 2.97M people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 29.9% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents were born outside of the country (888k people).

In 2019, there were 3.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.88M people) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508k White (Hispanic) and 164k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are Spanish (371,417 speakers), Vietnamese (15,136 speakers), and Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages (15,097 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.88M ± 1.62k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    508k ± 11.8k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    164k ± 4.65k
23.3%
Hispanic Population
691k people

In 2019, there were 3.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.88M people) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508k White (Hispanic) and 164k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.3% of the people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are hispanic (691k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    371,417 speakers (13.3%)
  2. Vietnamese
    15,136 speakers (0.542%)
  3. Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages
    15,097 speakers (0.54%)

20.2% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Spanish. 13.3% of the overall population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are native Spanish speakers. 0.542% speak Vietnamese and 0.54% speak Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
888k people
11.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
350k people

As of 2019, 29.9% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents (888k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 11.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    204,332 ± 10,899 people
  2. India
    21,477 ± 3,591 people
  3. Korea
    19,269 ± 3,402 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 204,332 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,477 and Korea with 19,269.

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Citizenship

94.2%
2019 Citizenship
93.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.2% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    47,675 ± 2,777
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    47,358 ± 3,680
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    26,364 ± 2,697

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is $85,641. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $122,867, followed by Broomfield County, CO and Jefferson County, CO, with respective values of $111,400 and $90,040.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,960. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO employs 1.65M people. The largest industries in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (203,122 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189,369 people), and Retail Trade (154,067 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,889), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,476), and Utilities ($81,967).

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,641
2019 value
± $1,147
7.75%
1 Year Growth
± 2.14%

Households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have a median annual income of $85,641, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,478 in 2018, which represents a 7.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,964
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,605
$57,960
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Colorado
  1. Asian
    $67,314 ± $5,675
  2. White
    $60,969 ± $1,048
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,525 ± $16,631

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is from Colorado.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2019, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.78% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $122,867, followed by Broomfield County, CO and Jefferson County, CO, with respective values of $111,400 and $90,040.

The following map shows all of the counties in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (253k out of 2.86M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    178,424 ± 3,144
  2. Hispanic
    95,863 ± 2,551
  3. Black
    28,456 ± 1,392

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.65M
2019 Value
± 22,265
0.997%
1 Year growth
± 1.84%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 0.997%, from 1.63M employees to 1.65M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, are Management Occupations (223,874 people), Sales & Related Occupations (165,173 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (161,419 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (223,874 people), Sales & Related Occupations (165,173 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (161,419 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.43 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,457), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,416), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,361).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.65M
2019 Value
± 22,265
0.997%
1 Year growth
± 1.84%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 0.997%, from 1.63M employees to 1.65M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (203,122 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189,369 people), and Retail Trade (154,067 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, though some of these residents may live in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (203,122 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189,369 people), and Retail Trade (154,067 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has an unusually high number of Information (1.73 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.7 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,889), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,476), and Utilities ($81,967).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.18%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Colorado
48.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO awarded 43,532 degrees. The student population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is skewed towards women, with 75,670 male students and 100,063 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are White (25,974 and 62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,829 and 16.3%), Unknown (2,970 and 7.11%), and Black or African American (2,143 and 5.13%).

The largest universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO by number of degrees awarded are Front Range Community College (5,562 and 12.8%), University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,482 and 12.6%), and University of Denver (4,315 and 9.91%).

The most popular majors in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are General Business Administration & Management (2,894 and 6.65%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,717 and 3.94%), and Registered Nursing (1,536 and 3.53%).

The median tuition costs in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are $35,442 for private four year colleges, and $5,003 and $14,662 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,242 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 661 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,258 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Registered Nursing with 1,242 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,562 degrees awarded
  2. 5,482 degrees awarded
  3. 4,315 degrees awarded
$5,003
Median In-State Public
$35,442
Median Private

In 2019, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Front Range Community College with 5,562 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17,575
Degrees Awarded to Men
25,957
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 17,575 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, which is 0.677 times less than the 25,957 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    25,974 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,829 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    2,970 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was White students. These 25,974 degrees mean that there were 3.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,829 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was $437,800 in 2019, which is 1.82 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $420,600 to $437,800, a 4.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$437,800
2019 Median
± $3,045
$420,600
2018 Median
± $3,701

In 2019, the median property value in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew to to $437,800 from the previous year's value of $420,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,641
Median Household Income
± $1,147
1.15M
Number of Households
± 17,582

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.15M households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew to $85,641 from the previous year's value of $79,478.

The following chart displays the households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%
2019 Homeownership
63.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.3% of the housing units in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.12%)
  3. Carpooled (8.06%)

In 2019, 74.1% of workers in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.12%) and those who carpooled to work (8.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.3% of the population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 269 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,211 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$4,623
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,143
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,287
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.72%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
9.91%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew by 8.28% from 7.13% to 7.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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