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Denver Population

750,191

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. 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 population in 2020 is expected to be 750,191, is the 19th most populous city in the United States, its area is 154.92 sq miles (401.24 sq.km). Denver boasts the 10th largest downtown in America and one of the most exciting and walkable for visitors.

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
2020 *738,4831.55
2021 *750,1911.61
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019


Denver Size and Population

Denver population in 2020 is expected to be 738,483, 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 where as 83,996 are 65 years and over and represent 11.7% of the total population.

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.


Ethnic groups

According to 2018 U.S census 76% are White Americans, 9% are Black Americans, 0.9% are AIAN, 3.7% are Asians, 0.2% are NHPI. 544,519 are White, 64,199 are Black or African American, 6,686 are American Indian and Alaska Native out of these 204 are Cherokee tribal grouping, 126 are Chippewa tribal grouping, 494 are Navajo tribal grouping and 304 are Sioux tribal grouping.

Total Asians are 26,827 out of these 4,640 are Asian Indian, 5,485 are Chinese, 2,389 are Filipino, 1,820 are Japanese, 2,454 are Korean, 5,980 are Vietnamese and 4,059 are other Asians. 1,213 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 212,562 Hispanic or Latino of any race out of these 16,2891 are Mexican, 4,425 are Puerto Rican, 1,638 are Cuban and 43,608 are other Hispanic or Latino race.

Population according to Ancestry, 7.3% are English people, 13.4% are Germans, 2.7% are Americans, 9.6% are Irish, 4.2% are Italian, 2.5% are Polish, 1.8% are Swedish, 2.2% are French, 2.1% are Scottish, 2.1% are Subsaharan African. Number-wise 19,514 are American, 3364 are Czech, 4369 are Danish, 9951 are Dutch, 52202 are English, 15709 are French (except Basque), 3527 are French Canadian, 95971 are German, 4798 are Greek, 3590 are Hungarian, 68790 are Irish, 30047 are Italian, 1640 are Lithuanian, 11330 are Norwegian, 17680 are Polish, 7138 are Arab, 1093 are Portuguese, 9127 are Russian, 8769 are Scotch-Irish, 15331 are Scottish, 1201 are Slovak, 14944 are Subsaharan African, 12605 are Swedish, 2687 are Swiss, 1699 are Ukrainian, 5368 are Welsh and 1548 are West Indian.


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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