Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2022

31,171
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Wheat Ridge is a city located in Jefferson County Colorado. Wheat Ridge has a 2020 population of 31,171. Wheat Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 3.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,204 in 2010.

The average household income in Wheat Ridge is $78,339 with a poverty rate of 12.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,104 per month, and the median house value is $383,900. The median age in Wheat Ridge is 41.2 years, 40.7 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Wheat Ridge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheat Ridgewas:

  • White: 90.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.06%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wheat Ridge, Colorado is 31,171 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,171.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,204.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,32890.42%
Two or More Races1,2714.06%
Some Other Race7502.39%
Asian4151.32%
Black or African American3261.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native2410.77%
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Wheat Ridge Population by Race

Wheat Ridge Population Pyramid $2022

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Wheat Ridge Median Age

41.2


Total

40.7


Male

41.6


Female

Wheat Ridge Adults

There are 25,525 adults, (5,973 of whom are seniors) in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheat Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

16,075

51.31%

Male

15,256

48.69%

Wheat Ridge Population by Age

Wheat Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheat Ridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male38%62%
Female40.3%59.7%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
All51.8%48.2%
Married69.9%30.1%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheat Ridge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,0802.1851.8
Non Family6,5961.3540.8
Married5,4292.9369.9
Female1,3132.8640.3
Male7422.8738

2.84

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Wheat Ridge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6242.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,4236.06%
High School Graduate5,89325.11%
Some College5,35922.83%
Associates Degree1,7607.50%
Bachelors Degree5,37722.91%
Graduate Degree3,03412.93%
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Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,38617,5557,492
Hispanic4,0893,020606
2+ Races55344496
Other Race51439784
Asian310260151
Black28125983
Native American15014540

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.71%.

Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,302$44,461$38,451
Less Than 9th Grade$22,320$33,384$15,094
High School Graduate$32,270$37,873$30,254
Some College$39,925$44,722$33,218
Bachelors Degree$49,314$56,946$43,953
Graduate Degree$59,400$64,616$54,443

$41,302

Average Earnings

$44,461

Average Male

$38,451

Average Female

Wheat Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheat Ridge Language by Age

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Wheat Ridge Language

89.95% of Wheat Ridge residents speak only English, while 10.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.95% of the population.

Wheat Ridge Language

Wheat Ridge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,7162,44910.78%
Hispanic6,6381,20018.08%
Multiple1,26735427.94%
Asian4159823.61%
Other80NaN%
Native2226027.03%
Black322268.07%

12.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.86%

Male Poverty Rate

13.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheat Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge is Multiple, with 27.94% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.29%.

Wheat Ridge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.39%
High School15.40%
Some College10.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%

Wheat Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.95%
Male Unemployed34.43%
Female Employed7.60%
Male Employed6.94%

Wheat Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheat Ridge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,659$78,339
Families$75,782$96,529
Married Families$86,927-
Non Families$39,292$55,045
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Income by Household Type

Wheat Ridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheat Ridge Married by Age and Sex

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Wheat Ridge 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 Marital Status by Race

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Wheat Ridge Marital Status

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2,381

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam696
Second Gulf War417
Korea313
First Gulf War189
World War II158

Wheat Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+700
65 to 74576
55 to 64487
35 to 54379
18 to 34239

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2759.70%
Hispanic2575.50%
Other Race498.43%
Native American2515.24%
2+ Races213.00%
Black113.64%

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Race

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Education

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9.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wheat Ridge Employment by Age

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Wheat Ridge Employment by Race

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Wheat Ridge 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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51.00%

Born in Wheat Ridge

95.64%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.64% of Wheat Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 51.00% having been born in Colorado. 1.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wheat Ridge Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202231,171-51-0.16%
202131,222-51-0.16%
202031,273-51-0.16%
201931,324-51-0.16%
201831,375220.07%
201731,353-95-0.30%
201631,4482230.71%
201531,2251000.32%
201431,1251770.57%
201330,9481680.55%
201230,7803861.27%
201130,3941900.63%
201030,204-2,709-0.86%
200032,9133,4941.13%
199029,419-874-0.29%
198030,2935150.17%
197029,7780.00%

Wheat Ridge Population by Year