Denver County, Colorado Population 2021

Denver County, Colorado's estimated population is 749,103 with a growth rate of 1.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Denver County, Colorado is the null largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 603,359 and has seen a growth of 24.16% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021749,10310,9461.48%
2020738,15710,9461.51%
2019727,21110,9461.53%
2018716,26511,3041.60%
2017704,9618,8021.26%
2016696,15912,8741.88%
2015683,28518,7032.81%
2014664,58215,1912.34%
2013649,39114,2282.24%
2012635,16314,6332.36%
2011620,53017,1712.85%
2010603,359135,74929.03%
1990467,610-24,755-5.03%
1980492,365-22,313-4.34%
1970514,67820,7914.21%
1960493,88778,10118.78%
1950415,78693,37428.96%
1940322,41234,55112.00%
1930287,86131,37012.23%
1920256,49143,11020.20%
1910213,3810.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.48%
County Website
Founded
November 17, 1858, as Denver City, K.T.[6]
County Seat
2010 Population
603,359
Growth Since 2010
24.16%
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Denver County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White537,02976.11%
Black or African American65,2159.24%
Some Other Race43,2206.13%
Two or More Races26,6363.78%
Asian26,1563.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,1440.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1760.17%
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Denver County, Colorado Population By Race

Denver County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2021

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Denver County, Colorado Median Age

34.5


Total

34.3


Male

34.7


Female

Denver County, Colorado Adults

There are 565,889 adults, (81,488 of whom are seniors) in Denver County, Colorado.

Denver County, Colorado Age Dependency

45.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Denver County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Mujer

352,265

49.93%

Masculino

353,311

50.07%

Denver County, Colorado Population by Age

Denver County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Denver County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.6%28.4%
All49.9%50.1%
Masculino49.6%50.4%
Mujer41.9%58.1%
Non Family36.8%63.2%

49.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Denver County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All301,5012.2949.9
Non Family155,4311.3836.8
Married104,2663.2271.6
Mujer28,2423.441.9
Masculino13,5623.3549.6

3.17

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Denver County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,4235.78%
9th to 12th Grade31,5156.19%
High School Graduate85,69416.85%
Some College83,79916.47%
Associates Degree26,7885.27%
Bachelors Degree153,50230.17%
Graduate Degree97,99719.26%
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Denver County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Denver County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White311,062302,892204,467
Hispanic122,48779,26319,497
Black43,59737,87210,747
Other Race26,32015,1853,520
Asian19,22216,02710,365
2+ Races14,02813,0077,446
Native American4,4663,639777
Islander698632322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.73%.

Denver County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$47,869$52,072$42,622
Less Than 9th Grade$26,418$31,406$18,926
High School Graduate$31,681$34,272$28,173
Some College$39,373$43,850$32,786
Bachelors Degree$57,545$64,795$51,357
Graduate Degree$72,455$88,464$61,895

$47,869

Average Earnings

$52,072

Average Male

$42,622

Average Female

Denver County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Denver County, Colorado Language by Age

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Denver County, Colorado Language

74.46% of Denver County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 25.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.15% of the population.

Denver County, Colorado Language

Denver County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic208,31336,47717.51%
White375,24630,8638.22%
Black63,66415,29824.03%
Other42,8756,76115.77%
Asian25,8623,85114.89%
Multiple26,2503,55213.53%
Native5,8271,42824.51%
Islander1,176776.55%

12.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.92%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denver County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denver County, Colorado is Native, with 24.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denver County, Colorado is Islander, with 6.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.53%.

Denver County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.74%
High School15.46%
Some College12.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Denver County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.75%
Female Unemployed31.75%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed4.86%

Denver County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Denver County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,592$99,151
Families$87,649$124,606
Married Families$108,981$147,834
Non Families$53,484$72,880
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Income by Household Type

Denver County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Denver County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Denver County, Colorado 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 35-44.

Denver County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Denver County, Colorado Marital Status

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29,379

Number of Veterans

26,376

Male Veterans

3,003

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,323
Second Gulf War6,756
First Gulf War5,690
Korea2,077
World War II1,066

Denver County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 747,237
35 to 547,066
75+6,617
55 to 644,986
18 to 343,473

Denver County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White22,6675.14%
Hispanic4,2462.92%
Black3,9257.93%
Other Race9783.13%
2+ Races9025.44%
Asian5132.37%
Native American2254.58%
Islander16920.84%

Denver County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Denver County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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8.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denver County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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72.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Denver County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Denver County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Denver County, Colorado 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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39.94%

Born in Denver County, Colorado

85.03%

Native Born

14.97%

Foreign Born

9.18%

Non Citizen

5.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.03% of Denver County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 39.94% having been born in Colorado. 9.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Denver County, Colorado Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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