Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2020

31,210

Wheat Ridge is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 31,210, it is the 26th largest city in Colorado and the 1244th largest city in the United States. Wheat Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually but its population has increased by 3.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,166 in 2010. Wheat Ridge reached it's highest population of 32,913 in 2000. Spanning over 10 miles, Wheat Ridge has a population density of 3,341 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wheat Ridge is $76,250 with a poverty rate of 12.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,042 per month, and the median house value is $340,400. The median age in Wheat Ridge is 41.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

Wheat Ridge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheat Ridge 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%
The current population of Wheat Ridge, Colorado is 31,210, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,400.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,166.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado Population 2020

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 Population Pyramid 2020

Wheat Ridge Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

42.7


Female

Wheat Ridge Adults

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

Wheat Ridge Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheat Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

16,071

51.31%

Male

15,252

48.69%

Wheat Ridge Households and Families

Wheat Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheat Ridge 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 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 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 Language

Wheat Ridge Language by Age

Wheat Ridge Language

90.61% of Wheat Ridge 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 Poverty

Wheat Ridge 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

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheat Ridge 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 Income

Wheat Ridge 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 Marital Status

Wheat Ridge Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheat Ridge Married by Age and Sex

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

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

$Wheat Ridge Veterans by Education

9.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheat Ridge Employment Status

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wheat Ridge 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 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,210-95-0.30%
201931,305-95-0.30%
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%