Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
2.96M
0.774% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.271% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.18%
0.931% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$96,920
9.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$518,900
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.64M
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO had a population of 2.96M people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $96,920. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew from 2.94M to 2.96M, a 0.774% increase and its median household income grew from $88,512 to $96,920, a 9.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.3%), White (Hispanic) (9.84%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.35%), Other (Hispanic) (5.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.38%).

None of the households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,700 degrees awarded in 2022), Front Range Community College (5,675 degrees), and University of Denver (5,363 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was $518,900, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%.

Most people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Mount Evans sunrise

Population & Diversity

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is home to a population of 2.96M people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.8% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents were born outside of the country (351k people).

In 2022, there were 6.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.84M people) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291k White (Hispanic) and 218k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84M ± 2.22k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    291k ± 6.3k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    218k ± 6.2k
23.5%
Hispanic Population
695k people

In 2022, there were 6.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.84M people) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291k White (Hispanic) and 218k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are hispanic (695k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Colorado.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

11.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
351k people
12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
352k people

As of 2022, 11.8% of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO residents (351k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was 12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    46,620 ± 1,710
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    41,921 ± 1,654
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25,163 ± 1,275

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO employs 1.64M people. The largest industries in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (200,351 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (196,991 people), and Retail Trade (163,536 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($114,435), Utilities ($97,295), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($92,833).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.64M
2022 Value
± 10,293
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 0.874%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 1.61M employees to 1.64M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, are Management Occupations (228,639 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (167,021 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (163,153 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

1.64M
2022 Value
± 10,293
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 0.874%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 1.61M employees to 1.64M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (200,351 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (196,991 people), and Retail Trade (163,536 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.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$63,437
Median earning men ± $575
$47,417
Median earning women ± $393

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($94,506), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,964), and Public Administration ($89,815).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,345), Public Administration ($68,784), and Information ($68,181).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 35,194
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 24,118
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 22,638
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

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 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO awarded 41,811 degrees. The student population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 68,296 male students and 88,926 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are White (23,764 and 58.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8,529 and 21.1%), Black or African American (2,086 and 5.17%), and Unknown (2,058 and 5.1%).

The largest universities in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,700 and 13.6%), Front Range Community College (5,675 and 13.6%), and University of Denver (5,363 and 12.8%).

The most popular majors in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are General Business Administration & Management (2,697 and 6.45%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,863 and 4.46%), and Registered Nursing (1,536 and 3.67%).

The median tuition costs in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO are $40,830 for private four year colleges, and $6,077 and $15,406 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 157,222 (43.4% men and 56.6% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 157,222 students enrolled in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 85,064 records, of which 54.6% were women and 45.4% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,242 degrees awarded
  2. 1,119 degrees awarded
  3. 496 degrees awarded

In 2022, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,700 degrees awarded
  2. 5,675 degrees awarded
  3. 5,363 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus with 5,700 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 17,116 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, which is 0.693 times less than the 24,695 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 23,764 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 8,529 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($40,830) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,655) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,807) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was $518,900 in 2022, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $443,400 to $518,900, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is 64.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have an average commute time of 27.5 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.

Median household income in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is $96,920. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$518,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,605
$758,192
Median Property Taxes
±$6,357

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

64.3%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.3% of the housing units in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$96,920
Median Household Income
± $813
1.18M
Number of Households
± 8,215

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.18M households in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO grew to $96,920 from the previous year's value of $88,512.

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 $200k+ range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.46%)

In 2022, 67.3% of workers in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.46%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

8.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (239k out of 2.93M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

92.3% of the population of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 9.97% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

7.74%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
9.97%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO declined by 0.244% from 7.76% to 7.74%.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart