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Denver, CO

Denver is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
693,417
Denver Population7
$
51,757
Median Income6
4.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 56%

Age

34.4
Median Age7
20.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Denver residents are mostly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 11.6% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 13.2%

Race

68.3
%
Colorado Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Denver's high elevation of 5,280 feet leads to frequently cold weather and heavy snowfall, but relatively low humidity, and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 155 days per year with 47% humidity, 57 inches of annual snowfall, and 14 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

24
%
Chance of Rain12
69
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Denver increased by 89% since 2010 which is 47% higher than the national average and 13% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,150
Monthly Average13
50
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Denver is a somewhat low tax location with income tax near the national average and property tax 52% lower than the national average, but sales tax 21% higher than the national average.

Other

0.53
%
Property Tax21
8.31
%
Sales Tax19
1.79
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Denver has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are PEPSI Center and RE/MAX

Income

13.3
%
<$25,0006
17.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Denver is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results44

Representatives

Mayor28 Michael B. Hancock
Democratic
House of Representative28 Diana DeGette
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Rose Medical Center, is 3.8 miles from the center of Denver, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, is 96.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, is 3.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Colorado, 37.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 46.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#74 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#48 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#81 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche33
#10 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report34
#2 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report35
#6 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub36
#22 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades37
 

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