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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
Denver is a city in Colorado with a population of 693,417. Denver is in Denver County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Denver offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Denver there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Denver and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Denver...
Population
693,417

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$357,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Denver Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    476.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    544.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,473
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    726.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Denver

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,793
National
$55,322
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Denver Reviews

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Denver is a hip and happening city! It is filled with work opportunities and a variety of community events. It's a melting pot of cultures, religions, race, and walks of life. It's a "small town" metropolis, with lots to do. From Lodo to Rino and the Highlands to Stapleton, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, breweries, and dispensaries to choose from! There are also a growing number of protected bike lanes and bike routes throughout the city, making it easy to navigate to and from work and home without having to constantly battle traffic. There are also some great parks to relax, exercise, and gather within the city limits! Colorado has been my home for my entire life and the variety that Denverites have to choose from, makes it an easy place to stay. With quick access to the mountains via i-70, Denver is a great home base for all of your mountain adventures! If you want to live somewhere with fun activities and over 300 days of sunshine, Denver is the place for you!
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Beautiful parks, always something to do, wonderful people! Denver is home to an unimaginable amount of breweries and AMAZING people. I've lived in several different states and never have I had an easier time making friends. If you are active and love the outdoors this place is made for you. The seasons are what you imagine in the movies! The sun IS ALWAYS SHINING! HONESTLY BEST PLACE TO LIVE!
Denver is a fantastic city, whether you live there or are visiting. Due to it's surge in popularity since 2014 legalization of recreational Marijuana, we are in the middle of a housing crisis, so finding an affordable place to live is difficult and traffic is often overwhelming. However, it has a plethora of interesting businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and people wherever you go. If you love an entrepreneurial feeling and a modernizing "old west" town, it's a great place!