Denver Metro Area

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The Denver metro area is centered in Colorado and has 2,509,230 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.
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Denver Metro Area

Cities

Name Population
Denver 590,507
Aurora 320,166
Lakewood 142,732
Thornton 115,683
Westminster 105,801
Arvada 105,768
Centennial 100,643
Highlands Ranch 98,225
Broomfield 54,592
Castle Rock 46,420
Parker 44,026
Commerce City 43,539
Littleton 41,683
Northglenn 35,588
Ken Caryl 34,083
Brighton 32,377
Englewood 30,433
Wheat Ridge 30,365
Columbine 23,835
Golden 18,630
Sherrelwood 18,074
Welby 14,422
Greenwood Village 13,638
Superior 12,172
Berkley 12,149
Federal Heights 11,592
Cherry Creek 11,306
Lone Tree 10,457
The Pinery 10,320
Roxborough Park 9,154
Stonegate 8,833
Evergreen 8,828
Derby 7,688
Applewood 6,962
Twin Lakes 6,109
Cherry Hills Village 5,983
Sheridan 5,684
Dove Valley 5,406
Edgewater 5,188
Lochbuie 4,517
Glendale 4,268
Shaw Heights 4,077
Todd Creek 4,040
Genesee 3,656
Castle Pines Village 3,529
Acres Green 3,165
Ponderosa Park 2,895
Strasburg 2,649
Holly Hills 2,359
Meridian 2,334
Coal Creek 2,158
Bennett 2,137
Idaho Springs 1,824
Perry Park 1,541
Byers 1,479
Elizabeth 1,363
Georgetown 1,334
Columbine Valley 1,319
Kittredge 1,285
Aspen Park 1,149
Bow Mar 1,105
Indian Hills 988
Foxfield 831
Kiowa 778
Inverness 751
Fairplay 632
Mountain View 607
Simla 553
Central City 531
Watkins 435
Morrison 384
Deer Trail 381
Empire 336
Grand View Estates 321
North Washington 314
Franktown 224
Larkspur 214
Elbert 213
Alma 204
Silver Plume 187
Idledale 185
Sedalia 179
Peoria 144
Louviers 115
Black Hawk 112
Westcreek 111
Rollinsville 79
Lakeside 15
Guffey 8
Castle Pines 0

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Cheyenne Metro Area 90,394
Albuquerque Metro Area 875,617
Salt Lake City Metro Area 1,109,380
Wichita Metro Area 615,802
Billings Metro Area 156,167
Omaha Metro Area 856,222
Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,238,050
Sioux Falls Metro Area 225,260
Phoenix Metro Area 4,150,083
Tulsa Metro Area 927,976

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
Salt Lake City Metro Area 1,109,380 353 mi.
Portland (OR) Metro Area 2,202,583 978 mi.
Albuquerque Metro Area 875,617 300 mi.
Kansas City Metro Area 2,018,661 586 mi.
Las Vegas Metro Area 1,928,695 576 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
80013 69,744
80015 63,089
80219 60,061
80134 54,421
80229 48,826
80020 48,320
80011 47,269
80233 44,274
80012 44,060
80123 43,454
80127 43,181
80010 41,088
80022 41,066
80239 39,801
80126 39,564
80221 37,927
80401 37,534
80016 37,499
80004 35,769
80128 35,662
80014 35,618
80003 35,506
80017 34,656
80210 34,282
80227 34,259
80220 33,129
80601 33,002
80031 32,424
80231 31,947
80211 31,798
80241 31,605
80204 30,884
80228 30,767
80226 30,467
80122 29,993
80021 29,760
80260 29,738
80120 28,299
80138 28,253
80111 28,003
80130 27,926
80112 27,790
80129 27,438
80205 27,415
80104 27,155
80602 27,130
80234 26,284
80005 25,938
80214 25,143
80033 24,615
80247 24,004
80249 23,103
80439 22,425
80232 21,661
80110 21,501
80108 21,155
80209 21,104
80206 20,794
80831 20,712
80113 20,433
80207 20,252
80222 19,512
80516 18,829
80218 18,420
80212 18,310
80203 18,125
80403 18,125
80124 17,965
80121 17,923
80002 17,865
80215 17,333
80237 17,182
80109 16,847
80236 16,679
80223 16,528
80701 16,484
80030 15,895
80224 15,778
80465 14,721
80023 12,786
80246 12,474
80107 11,423
80603 10,623
80216 10,349
80640 10,275
80125 10,181
80238 9,651
80018 9,306
80421 9,198
80202 9,133
80235 8,986
80433 8,843
80230 7,888
80007 6,996
80808 5,374
80136 5,334
80102 5,271
80118 5,092
80106 5,033
80816 4,754

School Districts

Name
Jefferson County School District No. R-1
Denver County School District No. 1
Douglas County School District No. RE-1
Aurora, Joint School District No. 28
Cherry Creek School District No. 5
Boulder Valley School District No. RE2
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Brighton School District No. 27J
Littleton School District No. 6
Westminster School District No. 50
Mapleton School District No. 1
Adams County School District No. 14
Englewood School District No. 1
Elbert County School District No. C-1
Weld County Reorganized School District No. RE-3
Clear Creek School District No. RE-1
Bennett School District No. 29J
Park County School District No. RE-2
Sheridan School District No. 2
Calhan School District No. RJ1
Strasburg School District No. 31-J
Weld County Reorganized School District No. RE-8
Platte Canyon School District No. 1
Elbert County School District No. C-2
Wiggins School District No. RE-50
Big Sandy School District No. 100J
Miami-Yoder Joint School District No. 60
Deer Trail School District No. 26J
Agate School District No. 300
Limon School District No. RE-4J
Elbert School District No. 200
Gilpin County School District No. RE-1
Byers School District No. 32J
Peyton School District No. 23

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Cherry Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Grandview High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Cherokee Trail High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Eaglecrest High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Westminster High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Smoky Hill High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Rangeview High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Aurora Central High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 East High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Overland High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Arapahoe High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Hinkley High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Chaparral High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Mountain Vista High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Legacy High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Lakewood High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Mountain Range High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Fairview High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Abraham Lincoln High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Chatfield High School Public 9-12 High
Options School Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Bear Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Horizon High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Douglas County High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Thunderridge High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Boulder High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Thornton High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Heritage High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Highlands Ranch High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Northglenn High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Arvada West High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Gateway High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Adams City High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Ralston Valley Senior High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Brighton High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Columbine High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Montbello High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Rock Canyon High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 George Washington High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Prairie Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Castle View High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Pomona High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Prairie View High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Monarch High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Dakota Ridge Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Littleton High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Standley Lake High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Peak to Peak Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Campus Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Broomfield High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Ponderosa High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 South High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Legend High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Cimarron Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Wheat Ridge High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Rocky Heights Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 The Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Golden High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Green Mountain High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Martin Luther King Middle College Public 6-12 Middle, High
2.66 Thunder Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Laredo Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Cherry Hills Christian School Private PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 West Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Bear Creek School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.00 John F. Kennedy High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Century Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Kepner Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Rocky Top Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Silver Hills Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Falcon Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.33 Thomas Jefferson High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Liberty Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Mountain Ridge Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.66 Shadow Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Denver School of the Arts Public 6-12 Middle, High
1.66 Centaurus High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Arvada High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Ranch View Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
2.33 The Pinnacle Charter School Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Eldorado School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Pine Lane Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
1.00 Mrachek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Hamilton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Sierra Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.00 Place Bridge Academy Public PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.33 Florida Pitt Waller School Public PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Evergreen High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Horizon Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Westlake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Henry World School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Sagewood Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Mullen High School Private 9-12 High
Faith Christian Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
1.00 Aurora Hills Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 East Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Aspen Creek School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Conifer Senior High School Public 9-12 High
Colorado Academy Private PK-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Colleges

Name
University of Colorado - Boulder
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Front Range Community College
Colorado Technical University - Online
Pikes Peak Community College
University of Colorado - Denver
Community College of Denver
Arapahoe Community College
Red Rocks Community College
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Community College of Aurora
Regis University
University of Denver
Colorado School of Mines
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Christian University
Emily Griffith Technical College
Colorado College
The Art Institute of Colorado
Morgan Community College
Jones International University
Johnson & Wales University - Denver
Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs
Lincoln College of Technology - Denver
Pickens Technical College
University of Phoenix - Colorado
Pima Medical Institute - Denver
DeVry University - Colorado
Nazarene Bible College
Colorado Technical University - Greenwood Village
Concorde Career College - Aurora
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Redstone College
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Heritage College - Denver
Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs
CollegeAmerica - Denver
Westwood College - Denver North
Everest College - Aurora
CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs
Everest College - Colorado Springs
Everest College - Thornton
Naropa University
Intellitec Medical Institute
National American University - Colorado Springs
Westwood College - Denver South
Intellitec College - Colorado Springs
Anthem College - Denver
National American University - Denver
Internatonal Salon & Spa Academy
ITT Technical Institute - Westchester
Platt College - Aurora
Colorado School of Trades
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Colorado Media School
Regency Beauty Institute - Westminster
Empire Beauty School - Thornton
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Empire Beauty School - Aurora
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
Xenon International Academy - Denver
Argosy University - Denver
Remington College - Colorado Springs
Regency Beauty Institute - Lakewood
Colorado Heights University
Empire Beauty School - Lakewood
Empire Beauty School - Littleton
Empire Beauty School - Arvada
Prince Institute - Rocky Mountains
Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
White 66.15% 64.16% 75.41% 76.73% 42.66% 74.81% 48.74%
Hispanic 22.19% 16.05% 16.27% 10.62% 46.20% 7.93% 28.72%
African American 5.33% 12.21% 1.32% 2.72% 2.25% 12.28% 9.97%
Asian 3.54% 4.67% 3.05% 5.59% 1.89% 2.23% 8.39%
Other 2.73% 2.87% 3.90% 4.31% 6.96% 2.72% 4.13%

Gender

Gender Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
Male 49.7% 49.2% 50.3% 49.4% 49.1% 48.9% 50.4%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 49.7% 50.6% 50.9% 51.1% 49.6%

Education Levels

Education Levels Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 11% 15% 11% 10% 13% 10% 16%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 29% 24% 23% 25% 27% 29%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 34% 34% 32% 30% 32%
Bachelor's degree 25% 18% 20% 22% 17% 21% 15%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 10% 12% 13% 11% 7%

Age

Age Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
9 years and under 14% 13% 17% 13% 14% 14% 14%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 12% 11% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 10% 8% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 17% 15% 14% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 13% 15% 13% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 12% 14% 14% 15% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 9% 12% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 10% 13% 8% 11% 12% 12% 11%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
Rent 34.4% 33.9% 31.6% 37.3% 31.9% 31.8% 43.0%
Own 65.6% 66.1% 68.4% 62.7% 68.1% 68.2% 57.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
Rape 57.5 29.2 63.4 38.6 46.8 54.1 36.9
Murder 7.0 5.6 4.2 3.3 6.7 19.6 4.7
Robbery 170.7 150.7 164.2 158.9 173.1 314.8 221.6
Assault 314.1 280.9 443.7 316.4 450.3 713.9 431.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Denver Metro Area United States Salt Lake City Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Albuquerque Metro Area Kansas City Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area
Burglary 716.7 718.3 947.7 747.6 1,094.8 1,429.1 872.6
Larceny 2,269.7 2,276.2 5,625.4 3,745.3 3,371.4 3,213.9 1,618.4
Motor vehicle theft 473.1 275.5 886.4 599.5 450.6 784.9 411.5

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