Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2020

31,400

Wheat Ridge, Colorado's estimated population is 31,400 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the 24th largest city in Colorado based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3352.96 people/mi² (1294.58 people/km²).

The overall median age is 41.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

The median income for households in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is $, while the mean household income is $.

Wheat Ridge Co Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheat Ridge Co was:

  • White: 89.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.97%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Asian: 1.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Wheat Ridge, Colorado?

31,400
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201831,400280.09%
201731,372-95-0.30%
201631,4672260.72%
201531,2411040.33%
201431,1371810.58%
201330,9561710.56%
201230,7853891.28%
201130,3961880.62%
201030,208-2,705-0.85%
200032,9133,4941.13%
199029,419-874-0.29%
198030,2935150.17%
197029,7780.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,04289.53%
Two or More Races1,2443.97%
Some Other Race9282.96%
Asian5871.87%
Black or African American2630.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native2590.83%

Wheat Ridge Co Population Pyramid 2020

Wheat Ridge Co Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

42.7


Female

Wheat Ridge Co Adults

There are 25,859 adults, (6,111 of whom are seniors) in Wheat Ridge Co.

Wheat Ridge Co Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheat Ridge Co Sex Ratio

Female

16,071

51.31%

Male

15,252

48.69%

Wheat Ridge Co Households and Families

Wheat Ridge Co Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheat Ridge Co Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All52.3%47.7%
Non Family41.6%58.4%
Female33.7%66.3%
Male30.4%69.6%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,2032.1652.3
Non Family6,5901.3441.6
Married5,6232.8571.8
Female1,3523.0233.7
Male6382.7930.4

2.78

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wheat Ridge Co Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5942.52%
9th to 12th Grade1,4256.03%
High School Graduate6,07225.71%
Some College5,21322.07%
Associates Degree1,7827.55%
Bachelors Degree5,34122.61%
Graduate Degree3,19113.51%

Wheat Ridge Co Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,05518,0507,486
Hispanic3,5992,732656
Other Race52539458
Multiple Races521420116
Asian439362274
Black23722158
Native American1278416

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,685$41,338$34,759
Less Than High School$21,125$30,063$15,030
High School Grad$31,851$35,477$25,625
Some College$34,890$38,904$31,259
Bachelors Degree$46,370$53,838$41,712
Graduate Degree$62,545$64,907$55,430

$39,685

Average Earnings

$41,338

Average Male

$34,759

Average Female

Wheat Ridge Co Language

Wheat Ridge Co Language by Age

Wheat Ridge Co Language

90.61% of Wheat Ridge Co residents speak only English, while 9.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.16% of the population.

Wheat Ridge Co Poverty

Wheat Ridge Co Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,0812,58711.21%
Hispanic6,32092314.60%
Multiple1,24124519.74%
Asian5879015.33%
Other927747.98%
Native2414920.33%
Black2563011.72%

12.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.11%

Male Poverty Rate

13.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheat Ridge Co

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge Co is Native, with 20.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge Co is Other, with 7.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.02%
High School15.43%
Some College9.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.84%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Male Employed7.41%
Female Employed6.89%

Wheat Ridge Co Income

Wheat Ridge Co Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,893$76,250
Families$72,813$93,903
Married Families$83,762-
Non Families$39,747$52,485

Wheat Ridge Co Marital Status

Wheat Ridge Co Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheat Ridge Co Married by Age and Sex

Wheat Ridge Co Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wheat Ridge Co Marital Status by Race

Wheat Ridge Co Veterans

2,349

Number of Veterans

2,172

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam766
Second Gulf War415
Korea308
First Gulf War222
World War II210

Wheat Ridge Co Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2399.48%
Hispanic1663.93%
Other497.83%
2 or More223.31%
Asian193.61%
Black114.62%
Indian94.59%

Wheat Ridge Co Veterans by Education

9.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheat Ridge Co Employment Status

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wheat Ridge Co Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.85%

Born in Colorado

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

2.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.91% of Wheat Ridge Co residents were born in the United States, with 48.85% having been born in Colorado. 2.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.