Arvada, Colorado Population 2021

122,974
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Arvada is a city located in Jefferson County Colorado. With a 2020 population of 122,974, it is the 7th largest city in Colorado and the 232nd largest city in the United States . Arvada is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 15.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,433 in 2010. Arvada reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 39 miles, Arvada has a population density of 3,171 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arvada is $105,753 with a poverty rate of 5.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,358 per month, and the median house value is $384,500. The median age in Arvada is 40.2 years, 38.7 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Arvada Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arvadawas:

  • White: 91.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.57%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Arvada, Colorado is 122,974 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 121,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 106,433.

Arvada, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White108,16491.09%
Two or More Races3,0512.57%
Some Other Race2,4182.04%
Asian2,4052.03%
Black or African American1,5331.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1230.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.04%
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Arvada Population by Race

Arvada Population Pyramid $2021

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Arvada Median Age

40.2


Total

38.7


Male

41.5


Female

Arvada Adults

There are 93,949 adults, (19,914 of whom are seniors) in Arvada.

Arvada Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Arvada Sex Ratio

Female

60,719

51.13%

Male

58,027

48.87%

Arvada Population by Age

Arvada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arvada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Female62.1%37.9%
All74.1%25.9%
Married87.6%12.4%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arvada Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,5072.4974.1
Married25,1453.0987.6
Non Family15,9551.2958.4
Female4,3703.1562.1
Male2,0373.0755.1

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Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Arvada Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5651.82%
9th to 12th Grade3,3013.84%
High School Graduate20,07523.33%
Some College18,71421.75%
Associates Degree6,9998.13%
Bachelors Degree22,58326.25%
Graduate Degree12,80914.89%
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Arvada Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arvada Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White71,24368,79031,495
Hispanic10,4348,4191,979
Asian1,9231,6921,070
Other Race1,5461,186188
2+ Races1,4961,387605
Black925857325
Native American67045664
Islander5252

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.64%.

Arvada Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,801$62,525$42,012
Less Than 9th Grade$31,369$34,963$21,092
High School Graduate$41,360$49,417$31,156
Some College$44,636$56,563$34,867
Bachelors Degree$61,027$76,114$48,930
Graduate Degree$75,933$94,972$63,704

$51,801

Average Earnings

$62,525

Average Male

$42,012

Average Female

Arvada Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arvada Language by Age

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Arvada Language

91.34% of Arvada residents speak only English, while 8.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Arvada Language

Arvada Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White94,5414,1184.36%
Hispanic16,9041,88011.12%
Other2,40534414.30%
Black1,48334423.20%
Multiple3,0372999.85%
Asian2,40526611.06%
Native1,115696.19%

5.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.77%

Male Poverty Rate

6.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arvada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arvada is Black, with 23.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arvada is White, with 4.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.53%.

Arvada Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.22%
High School7.96%
Some College4.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.55%

Arvada Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.12%
Male Unemployed19.46%
Female Employed3.57%
Male Employed1.70%

Arvada Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arvada Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,717$105,753
Families$105,100$124,762
Married Families$116,417$136,422
Non Families$50,837$62,936
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Income by Household Type

Arvada Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Arvada Married by Age and Sex

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Arvada Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arvada Marital Status by Race

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Arvada Marital Status

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7,590

Number of Veterans

6,912

Male Veterans

678

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,942
First Gulf War1,438
Second Gulf War1,269
Korea607
World War II320

Arvada Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,120
75+1,905
35 to 541,818
55 to 641,200
18 to 34547

Arvada Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,1278.26%
Hispanic5144.24%
2+ Races1558.18%
Other Race1528.13%
Black585.90%
Asian542.66%
Native American445.35%

Arvada Veterans by Race

Arvada Veterans by Education

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3.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arvada Veterans by Education

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70%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Arvada Employment by Age

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Arvada Employment by Race

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Arvada Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.58%

Born in Arvada

94.96%

Native Born

5.04%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

3.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.96% of Arvada residents were born in the United States, with 50.58% having been born in Colorado. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Arvada Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021122,9748510.70%
2020122,1238510.70%
2019121,2728510.71%
2018120,4211,4711.24%
2017118,9501,2401.05%
2016117,7102,3042.00%
2015115,4061,7141.51%
2014113,6921,8201.63%
2013111,8721,6431.49%
2012110,2292,1451.98%
2011108,0841,1671.09%
2010106,9174,7640.46%
2000102,15312,9181.36%
199089,2354,6590.54%
198084,57635,4935.59%
197049,08329,8419.82%
196019,24217,74213.61%
19401,5001,2004.11%
19003000.00%

Arvada Population by Year