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Denver Population

Denver is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado, located at the western edge of the Great Plains, east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Denver population in 2023 is expected to be 722,699, is the 19th most populous city in the United States, its area is 154.92 sq miles (401.24 sq.km). There are 200 named peaks visible from Denver, including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) and above. Denver's nicknamed the Mile High City because it sits at an elevation of exactly one mile, or 5280 feet. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 140 miles (225 km) long. Denver was named after Kansas Territorial Governor James Denver. Denver boasts the 10th largest downtown in America and one of the most exciting and walkable for visitors.

Below is the Denver population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010603,354
2011620,5132.84
2012635,2772.38
2013649,5132.24
2014664,8702.36
2015683,6652.83
2016696,6181.89
2017705,4391.27
2018716,4921.57
2019727,2111.50
2020715,522-1.61
2021 *711,465-0.567
2022 *719,4791.12
2023 *722,6990.45
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated


Denver Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Denver population in 2020 is expected to be 715,522, It is nineteenth largest city by rank, According to 2019 US Census estimates 288,230 are Male, 288,563 are Female, Sex ratio is 99.9 males per 100 females, Median age 34.6 years, 42,755 are under 5 years, 576,793 are 18 years and over represent 80.5% of the population whereas 83,996 are 65 years and over and represent 11.7% of the total population. Denver population in 2022 is expected to be 719,479, and in 2021 is expected to be 711,465. Denver metropolitan area, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, is the ninteenth largest city in Metropolitan statistical area with 2.9 million people in 2022.

Denver Citizen, Voting age population 523,149 are Denver Citizens, 18 and over population, out of these 260,422 are Male voters, 262,727 are Female Voters, Percentage wise 49.8% are Male and 50.2% are Female.


Denver Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Denver by age is 727,211, out of these 364,631 are male, 362,580 are female, The sex ratio of Denver is 101. The median age of the Denver population is 34.7, Denver population by age are, under 18 years is 138,624, 16 years and over is 602,155, 18 years and over is 588,587, 21 years and over is 567,211, 65 years and over is 109174. 50.1% are male, 49.9% are female, 19.1% are under 18 years old, 82.8% are 16 years and over, 80.9% are 18 years and over, 78.0% are 21 years and over, 11.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 338,346 housing units, The voting population of Denver are 541,386, out of these 269,498 are male voters, 271,888 are female voters, 49.8% are male, 50.2% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -542,2115.8%
5 - 935,5244.9%
10 - 1440,5715.6%
15 - 1935,0554.8%
20 - 2443,3076.0%
25 - 34172,14223.7%
35 - 44117,71616.2%
45 - 5483,43611.5%
55 - 5934,5454.8%
60 - 6435,9524.9%
65 - 7452,9747.3%
75 - 8421,4482.9%
85 and over12,3301.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Denver Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Denver by race are:

White Population

White population in Denver, Colorado are 561,365, percentage wise 77.2 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Denver, Colorado are 62,853, percentage wise 8.6 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Denver, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Denver are 26,532, percentage wise 3.6 percent are asians, out of these 3,717 are Asian Indians, 3,961 are Chinese, 3,003 are Filipinos, 1,929 are Japanese, 2,770 are Korean, 5,152 are Vietnamese and 6,000 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Denver, Colorado are 212,983. Percentage wise 29.3 percent are hispanics, out of these 166,394 are Mexican people, 4,540 are Puerto Ricans, 1,861 are Cubans, and 40,188 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race727,211Percent
White561,36577.2%
Black or African American62,8538.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,5960.6%
Asian Population26,5323.6%
Asian Indian3,7170.5%
Chinese3,9610.5%
Filipino3,0030.4%
Japanese1,9290.3%
Other Asian Population6,000
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5050.1%
Hispanic or Latino212,98329.3%
Mexican166,39422.9%
Puerto Rican4,5400.6%
Cuban1,8610.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino40,188
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Denver native population is 631,692, out of these 286,831 born in the Colorado state and 330,981 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 95,519, out of these 46,080 are Naturalised US citizen, 6,635 are in Europe, 10,377 in Asia, 7,504 in Africa, 20,101 in Latin America and 1,258 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Denver are 49,439, out of these 3,210 are from Europe, 8,355 are from Asia, 2,027 from Africa, 33,725 are from Latin America and 1,348 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native631,692
Born in state of residence286,831
Born in other state in the United States330,981
Northeast62,359
Midwest107,041
South85,077
West76,504
Born outside the United States13,880
Puerto Rico1,155
U.S. Island Areas107
Born abroad of American parent(s)12,618
Foreign born
Born outside of United States95,519
Naturalized U.S. citizen46,080
Europe6,635
Asia10,377
Africa7,504
Oceania205
Latin America20,101
Northern America1,258
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen49,439
Europe3,210
Asia8,355
Africa2,027
Oceania774
Latin America33,725
Northern America1,348
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Denver Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Denver, Colorado are 338,346, Occupied housing units are 318,445, Rental vacancy rate is 3. Percentage of occupancy is 94, 46.88% of houses are owner occupied and 47.24% of houses are renter occupied in Denver. There are 44.02 percent of one-unit detached, 7.53 percent of one-units attached, 2.27 percent of two-unit houses, 3.12 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.19 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 37.47 percent are available with one vehicle, 33.06 percent are available with two vehicles, 13.29 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 10.29 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units338,346
Occupied housing units318,445
Occupied housing units percent94
Rental vacancy rate3
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached148,933
1-unit attached25,470
2 units7,673
3 or 4 units10,568
Mobile home646
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied158,620
Renter-occupied159,825
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Denver Housing Market

The median value of housing in Denver, Colorado is $447,500, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.56 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.20 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 0.73 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 1.24 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 5.52 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 19.53 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 15.46 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 3.64 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0001,889
$50,000 to $99,999667
$100,000 to $149,9992,482
$150,000 to $199,9994,198
$200,000 to $299,99918,662
$300,000 to $499,99966,090
$500,000 to $999,99952,319
$1,000,000 or more12,313
Median (dollars)447,500
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Denver Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,984, 0.13 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 2.31 percent pay between $500 to $999, 6.87 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 8.60 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 6.68 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 4.69 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 6.14 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $513, 0.67 percent of homes pay less than $250, 2.55 percent pays between $250 to $399, 3.92 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.13 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.94 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.13 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500424
$500 to $9997,815
$1,000 to $1,49923,236
$1,500 to $1,99929,093
$2,000 to $2,49922,614
$2,500 to $2,99915,880
$3,000 or more20,777
Median (dollars)1,984
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2502,267
$250 to $3998,616
$400 to $59913,258
$600 to $7997,194
$800 to $9993,177
$1,000 or more3,816
Median (dollars)513
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Denver Rental

Total number of Denver rental homes or apartments are 159,825, occupied by Renter, The median value of Denver average rental rate is $1,433. 7.77 percent of homes are under $500, 11.33 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 61.75 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 16.13 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 1.59 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $50012,419
$500 to $99918,110
$1,000 to $1,49955,715
$1,500 to $1,99942,970
$2,000 to $2,49919,814
$2,500 to $2,9995,962
$3,000 or more2,534
Median (dollars)1,433
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates


Denver History

Denver was founded in July 1858 when gold was found nearby, and the Pike's Peak Gold Rush (the Colorado Gold Rush) began. Driven by the Colorado Gold Rush, By 1860 Denver population is 4,749, Denver became the temporary state capital when Colorado was admitted to the Union on August 1, 1876. In 1880 Denver population was increased to 35,629. The construction of railroad between 1870 to 1877 brought new residents, tourists and much needed supplies. After a statewide vote in 1881, the city became Colorado's permanent state capital. Denver with over 200 different beers brewed daily, it brews more beer than any other city in the nation. By the year 1900, 133,859 people are living in Denver.

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