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Denver, CO Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Denver is 633,777, which is 14.27% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 20.84% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Denver population density is 4,098.63 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 49.93 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Denver is white, which represent 74.67% of the total population. The average Denver education level is about the same as the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 633,777. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #140

Denver, CO

Population Density, #17

Denver, CO
4,098.63 per square mile
49.93 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:473,269 (74.67%, #421)
Black:61,868 (9.76%, #7)
Hispanic:197,760 (31.20%, #97)
Asian:22,301 (3.52%, #40)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):7,658 (1.21%, #93)
One Race, Other:46,828 (7.39%, see rank)
Two or More Races:21,853 (3.45%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:166,809 (84.35%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,799 (1.92%, see rank)
Cuban:1,198 (0.61%, see rank)
Central American:4,577 (2.31%, see rank)
South American:2,780 (1.41%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,431 (10.90%, see rank)
Chinese:4,644 (20.82%, see rank)
Filipino:1,246 (5.59%, see rank)
Japanese:1,430 (6.41%, see rank)
Korean:1,630 (7.31%, see rank)
Vietnamese:6,186 (27.74%, see rank)
Asian, Other:4,734 (21.23%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

568,759 (89.74%) out of the total population of 633,777 reported first ancestry.

 Denver, CO% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Arab3,3250.52%, see rank0.39%0.56%
Czech3,6040.57%, see rank0.70%0.47%
Danish3,2450.51%, see rank0.82%0.42%
Dutch8,7241.38%, see rank1.81%1.40%
English50,4647.96%, see rank10.49%8.02%
French18,3232.89%, see rank3.48%3.34%
German90,68514.31%, see rank20.88%15.03%
Greek3,2100.51%, see rank0.38%0.41%
Hungarian2,1740.34%, see rank0.39%0.46%
Irish63,97110.09%, see rank12.04%10.80%
Italian26,9134.25%, see rank5.10%5.52%
Norwegian11,0341.74%, see rank2.18%1.42%
Polish15,2812.41%, see rank2.51%3.01%
Portuguese1,0540.17%, see rank0.21%0.44%
Russian8,1901.29%, see rank1.09%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5,3640.85%, see rank1.27%0.99%
Scottish13,0672.06%, see rank2.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African11,3091.78%, see rank0.73%0.95%
Swedish12,1291.91%, see rank2.43%1.27%
Swiss2,3970.38%, see rank0.46%0.30%
Ukrainian1,8490.29%, see rank0.25%0.31%
American21,1143.33%, see rank5.18%7.12%
Welsh4,9640.78%, see rank0.92%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 316,841 (49.99%, see rank)
Females: 316,936 (50.01%, see rank)

Denver, CO
Male: 49.99%
Female: 50.01%
Male: 50.18%
Female: 49.82%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Denver, CO
34.00 years old
36.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Denver, CO
33.80 years old
35.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Denver, CO
34.20 years old
37.30 years old
38.80 years old

 Denver, CO% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Under 5 years44,3867.00%, see rank6.49%6.36%
5 to 9 years39,2116.19%, see rank6.79%6.51%
10 to 14 years32,6605.15%, see rank6.63%6.59%
15 to 19 years31,1454.91%, see rank6.57%6.85%
20 to 24 years45,2567.14%, see rank7.07%7.13%
25 to 34 years135,91321.44%, see rank14.71%13.47%
35 to 44 years97,12315.32%, see rank13.67%12.96%
45 to 54 years74,69511.79%, see rank13.93%14.09%
55 to 64 years66,35810.47%, see rank12.31%12.29%
65 to 74 years36,8185.81%, see rank6.91%7.64%
75 to 84 19,7243.11%, see rank3.46%4.25%
85 years and over10,4881.65%, see rank1.45%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Denver, COColoradoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population441,119, 100%3,453,403209,056,129
Less Than High School63,613, 14.42%, see rank9.62%13.67%
High School Graduate80,057, 18.15%, see rank21.99%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree104,545, 23.70%, see rank30.93%29.09%
Bachelor Degree117,528, 26.64%, see rank23.74%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree75,376, 17.09%, see rank13.73%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.16, see rank14.1413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Denver, CO ColoradoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten19,80671.13%28.87%72.68%27.32%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)55,97588.42%, see rank11.58%, see rank91.90%8.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)23,51091.31%, see rank8.69%, see rank93.09%6.91%90.60%9.40%
College38,00572.41%, see rank27.59%, see rank84.22%15.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School14,86857.12%, see rank42.88%, see rank65.39%34.61%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Denver, COColoradoU.S.
Total Households271,054, 100%1,998,314116,211,092
Average Household Size2.28, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households108,602, 40.07%, see rank28.04%27.57%
2 or More Person Households162,452, 59.93%, see rank71.96%72.43%
Family Households (Families)130,387, 48.10%, see rank64.18%66.22%
Average Family Size3.30, see rank3.223.32
Married-Couple Family90,778, 33.49%, see rank49.32%48.42%
Nonfamily Households140,667, 51.90%, see rank35.82%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Denver, CO%ColoradoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total517,520see rank4,162,789252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over257,732100%, see rank2,078,151123,281,364
Never Married116,09845.05%, see rank34.71%35.77%
Married107,47641.70%, see rank52.95%52.04%
Widowed5,2902.05%, see rank2.06%2.57%
Divorced28,86811.20%, see rank10.28%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over259,788100%, see rank2,084,638129,692,771
Never Married99,15338.17%, see rank27.28%29.48%
Married106,18440.87%, see rank52.25%49.19%
Widowed17,1056.58%, see rank6.85%9.16%
Divorced37,34614.38%, see rank13.61%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Denver, CO%ColoradoU.S.
Native532,07283.95%, see rank90.24%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence264,91941.80%, see rank42.58%58.73%
Born in Different State259,11640.88%, see rank46.22%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8,0371.27%, see rank1.45%1.42%
Foreign Born101,70516.05%, see rank9.76%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship33,4845.28%, see rank3.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship68,22110.76%, see rank6.06%7.09%
Born In Europe9,3671.48%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia18,1842.87%, see rank2.17%3.82%
Born In Africa7,8331.24%, see rank0.55%0.55%
Born In Oceania5450.09%, see rank0.08%0.07%
Born In Latin America64,00910.10%, see rank5.30%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,7670.28%, see rank0.30%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Denver, CO%ColoradoU.S.
English206,31376.12%, see rank82.34%79.39%
Spanish43,87616.19%, see rank11.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9,7173.58%, see rank3.32%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages6,7542.49%, see rank2.07%3.36%
Other4,3941.62%, see rank0.86%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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