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1.54% growth
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Median Household Income
5.35% growth
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Number of Employees
3.23% growth
Median Property Value
14% growth

About the photo: The Denver skyline past Ferril Lake in City Park


The economy of Denver County, CO employs 384,689 people. The economy of Denver County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.96; 1.58; and 1.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Denver County, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (48,150), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (45,699), and Accommodation & Food Service (35,897), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($82,194), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,269), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,548).

Median household income in Denver County, CO is $61,105. Males in Denver County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Denver County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Denver County, CO. In Denver County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 129 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,697. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Denver County, CO is home to a population of 693,060 people, from which 90.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Denver County, CO is composed of 374,372 White residents (54%), 209,341 Hispanic residents (30.2%), 63,879 Black residents (9.2%), 25,346 Asian residents (3.66%), and 15,843 Two+ residents (2.29%). The most common foreign languages in Denver County, CO are Spanish (125,614 speakers), African Languages (5,816 speakers), and Vietnamese (5,368 speakers), but compared to other places, Denver County, CO has a relative high number of African Languages (5,816 speakers), Vietnamese (5,368 speakers), and Scandinavian (385 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Denver County, CO awarded 21,589 degrees. The student population of Denver County, CO is skewed towards females, with 9,019 male students and 12,570 female students. Most students in Denver County, CO are White (13,142 and 60.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,164 and 14.7%), Unknown (1,352 and 6.26%), and Black or African American (994 and 4.6%). The largest universities in Denver County, CO by number of graduates are University of Colorado Denver (4,997 and 23.1%), University of Denver (4,307 and 19.9%), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (3,557 and 16.5%). The most popular majors in Denver County, CO are Registered Nursing (1,106 and 5.12%), General Business Administration & Management (832 and 3.85%), and General Biological Sciences (549 and 2.54%). The median tuition costs in Denver County, CO are $45,288 for private four year colleges, and $7,536 and $23,232 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denver County, CO is $360,900, which is 1.76 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $316,700 to $360,900, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate of Denver County, CO is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Denver County, CO have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Denver County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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