Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO

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2019 Population
124,862
0.496% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.3
0.539% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
12.3%
5.43% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$62,186
4.91% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$390,200
10.2% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
63,550
0.665% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO had a population of 125k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $62,186. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew from 124,246 to 124,862, a 0.496% increase and its median household income grew from $59,277 to $62,186, a 4.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.3%), White (Hispanic) (18.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.87%). 14.6% of the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.8% of the residents in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Red Rocks Community College (2,674 degrees awarded in 2019), Colorado School of Mines (1,595 degrees), and Colorado Christian University (1,237 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was $390,200, and the homeownership rate was 51.7%. Most people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is home to a population of 125k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 23.2% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (29k people).

In 2019, there were 3.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89k people) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.75k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Spanish (13,133 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (525 speakers), and German (483 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89k ± 1.31k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    23.3k ± 1.57k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 496
22.3%
Hispanic Population
27.8k people

In 2019, there were 3.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89k people) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.75k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.3% of the people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are hispanic (27.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    13,133 speakers (11.1%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    525 speakers (0.443%)
  3. German
    483 speakers (0.408%)

14.6% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Spanish. 11.1% of the overall population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are native Spanish speakers. 0.443% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.408% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
29k people
8.95%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people

As of 2019, 23.2% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents (29k 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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 8.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,958 ± 1,694 people
  2. Colombia
    471 ± 532 people
  3. China
    446 ± 518 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 4,958 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents, followed by Colombia with 471 and China with 446.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2019 Citizenship
94.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.8% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,686 ± 253
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,443 ± 246
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    855 ± 190

Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is $62,186. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

Males in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,173. The income inequality in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO employs 63.6k people. The largest industries in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Construction (5,029 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance ($146,432), Natural gas distribution ($123,259), and Oil & gas extraction ($122,236).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,186
2019 value
± $1,406
4.91%
1 Year Growth
± 3.41%

Households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have a median annual income of $62,186, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,277 in 2018, which represents a 4.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,808
Average Male Salary in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
± $8,599
$56,173
Average Female Salary in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
± $8,531

In 2019, full-time male employees in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO made 1.14 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $55,773 ± $31,589
  2. White
    $53,007 ± $5,606
  3. Other
    $47,517 ± $37,709

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO.

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Wage Distribution

0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
0.44
2018 Wage GINI in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO

In 2019, the income inequality in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.102% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO (14.6k out of 119k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    12,229 ± 914
  2. Hispanic
    4,638 ± 577
  3. Two Or More
    1,025 ± 240

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

63.6k
2019 Value
0.665%
1 Year growth
± 0.665%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.665%, from 63.1k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, are Other managers (2,205 people), Retail salespersons (1,795 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,474 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Other managers (2,205 people), Retail salespersons (1,795 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (13 times higher than expected), Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers (9.33 times), and Environmental scientists and specialists, including health (8.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Physicians ($236,220), Dentists ($183,273), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($161,932).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.6k
2019 Value
0.665%
1 Year growth
± 0.665%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.665%, from 63.1k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, are Construction (5,029 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (5,029 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of Pottery, ceramics, & plumbing fixture manufacturing (17.5 times higher than expected), Administration of environmental quality & housing programs (6.44 times), and Beer, wine, & liquor stores (4.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance ($146,432), Natural gas distribution ($123,259), and Oil & gas extraction ($122,236).

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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 Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO awarded 5,774 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is skewed towards women, with 11,097 male students and 11,729 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are White (3,847 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (787 and 14.2%), Unknown (317 and 5.73%), and Two or More Races (224 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Red Rocks Community College (2,674 and 46.3%), Colorado School of Mines (1,595 and 27.6%), and Colorado Christian University (1,237 and 21.4%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Mechanical Engineering (399 and 6.91%), General Business Administration & Management (343 and 5.94%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (248 and 4.3%).

The median tuition costs in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are $23,502 for private four year colleges, and $10,112 and $26,006 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 327 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Mechanical Engineering with 327 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,674 degrees awarded
  2. 1,595 degrees awarded
  3. 1,237 degrees awarded
$10,112
Median In-State Public
$23,502
Median Private

In 2019, the Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Red Rocks Community College with 2,674 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,077
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,697
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 3,077 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, which is 1.14 times more than the 2,697 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,847 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    787 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    317 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was White students. These 3,847 degrees mean that there were 4.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 787 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was $390,200 in 2019, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $354,200 to $390,200, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is 51.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$390,200
2019 Median
± $7,406
$354,200
2018 Median
± $5,992

In 2019, the median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew to to $390,200 from the previous year's value of $354,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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.
$62,186
Median Household Income
± $1,406
52.9k
Number of Households
± 1,548

In 2019, the median household income of the 52.9k households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew to $62,186 from the previous year's value of $59,277.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

51.7%
2019 Homeownership
51%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 51.7% of the housing units in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.41%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.19%)

In 2019, 72.2% of workers in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.41%) and those who worked at home (8.19%).

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 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.36% 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

8.67%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO declined by 12.4% from 9.9% to 8.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, 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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