Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2024

30,955

Wheat Ridge is a city located in Jefferson County Colorado. Wheat Ridge has a 2024 population of 30,955. Wheat Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -4.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,381 in 2020.

The average household income in Wheat Ridge is $107,652 with a poverty rate of 11.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wheat Ridge is 41.9 years, 40.7 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Wheat Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 84.68%
  • Two or more races: 9.31%
  • Other race: 2.45%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,313.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.4% (-1,426)
The current population of Wheat Ridge, Colorado is 30,955 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,381.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,31984.68%
Two or more races3,0059.31%
Other race7892.45%
Native American5241.62%
Asian3861.2%
Black or African American2400.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wheat Ridge Population by Race

Wheat Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

Wheat Ridge Median Age

41.9

Total

40.7

Male

42.9

Female

Wheat Ridge Adults

There are 27,220 adults, (6,490 of whom are seniors) in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheat Ridge Sex Ratio

Female16,99152.66%
Male15,27247.34%

Wheat Ridge Population by Age

Wheat Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,6742.1452.347.7
Non Family7,1491.3439.560.5
Married5,6842.8372.727.3
Female1,1983.0838.661.4
Male6433.2838.361.7
showing: 5 rows

2.8

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wheat Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 98.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 64.44%.

Wheat Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,693

Average Earnings

$63,209

Average Male

$47,332

Average Female

Wheat Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheat Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wheat Ridge Language

92.68% of Wheat Ridge residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.71% of the population.

Wheat Ridge Language

Wheat Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White23,6522,1379.04%
Hispanic6,5531,31920.13%
Multiple3,00053917.97%
Native51917834.3%
Asian3627019.34%
Other787698.77%
Black218156.88%
showing: 7 rows

11.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.33%

Male Poverty Rate

12.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheat Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge is Native, with 34.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge is Black, with 6.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.77%.

Wheat Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.49%
High School15.79%
Some College14.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
showing: 4 rows

Wheat Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.86%
Male Unemployed18.99%
Female Employed7.38%
Male Employed5.39%
showing: 4 rows

Wheat Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheat Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wheat Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheat Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wheat Ridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wheat Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wheat Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,008

Number of Veterans

1,797

Male Veterans

211

Female Veterans

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Wheat Ridge Veterans by War

count

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Wheat Ridge Veterans by Age

count

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Wheat Ridge Veterans by Race

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheat Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wheat Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wheat Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wheat Ridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.17%

Born in Wheat Ridge

96.58%

Native Born

3.42%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.58% of Wheat Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 50.17% having been born in Colorado. 0.88% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,645-462-1.59%
202829,107-462-1.56%
202729,569-462-1.54%
202630,031-462-1.52%
202530,493-462-1.49%
202430,955-462-1.47%
202331,417-462-1.45%
202231,879-462-1.43%
202132,341-40-0.12%
202032,3814101.28%
201931,971320.1%
201831,939720.23%
201731,867380.12%
201631,8293431.09%
201531,4862840.91%
201431,2023000.97%
201330,9022250.73%
201230,6772810.92%
201130,3961890.63%
201030,207-2,706-8.22%
200032,9133,49411.88%
199029,419-874-2.89%
198030,2935151.73%
197029,778
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Wheat Ridge Population by Year