A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$962
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Denver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    406
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    80
    41
  • Robbery
    180
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    698
    525
  • Theft
    2,193
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    640
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,637
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Denver Reviews

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I was born and raised in Colorado and love it here! Recently it has become a attraction for out of state people as well as it has started to grow tremendously there are way more people here and it's not like what it use to be. The cost of living here has increased drastically causing families and individuals to become homeless. The homeless population has increased, I walk through the 16th street mall and find homeless people holding signs on every corner. I wish we could solve this on going issue of homelessness and the gentrification that is happening within this state.
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Denver is a great place to live with many things to do downtown, in each small neighborhood, and the surrounding areas. The mountains are close enough for half day, full day, or weekend trips for hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, climbing, and more. The public transportation system is fantastic, with lightrail and bus lines that go all over the city and to other regions as well. Bike paths are also abundant, which is wonderful because traffic can be pretty bad. Rush hour lasts a lot longer than an hour, but using the public transportation system and biking are two great options in this area. Cost of living is pretty steep, but salaries are also larger here than in other areas, so it balances out all right. There are tons of places to shop, dine, and explore!
I love how diverse it is for Colorado! People are highly educated here, very friendly and community oriented. Lots of social and political activism. The infrastructure is constantly improving, and at this point it's relatively easy to get around in traffic. Affordable housing continues to be an issue, and the community is concerned about the growing number of people without proper housing.