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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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 678,467. 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 own 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. The public schools in Denver are above average.
About Denver...
Population
678,467

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$322,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Denver Rankings

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

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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
    453.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    9
    6.1
  • Rape
    99.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    168
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    552.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,387.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    731.9
    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
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    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
$60,098
National
$55,322
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If you are interested in art, food, and breweries and plentiful of events year round this just might be the place for you. Denver has a wide range of family friendly activities such as the theme parks, Denver Zoo, and Aquarium, but in addition has an exciting nightlife as well. During the summer almost every other business hires but there is a large decline during the winter mostly due to the fact that local businesses close on Mondays and Tuesdays. Denver is extremely efficient and reliable public transportation some, like the 16th street mall, is free to ride. Over all Denver is a wonderful place to not only visit but live as well!
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Denver is a city with a lot of character. Just driving from one end to another, you can feel the diversity and experience all the qualities of the city. However, it might take awhile if you drove from one end to another because of the constant traffic (the biggest downside, in my opinion). Denver has so many places unique to it, such as Casa Bonita, an incredibly built restaurant/attraction, to small parks right along the Platte River where you can find people wakeboarding everyday. There is something for everyone here!
I've lived in Denver my whole life, and overall I really love it here! My only real complaints are that it is RIDICULOUSLY expensive to live here and rent an apartment as a young person who goes to school and works full time. There really isn't a lot of affordable housing, unless you live in a neighboring city/township and commute for an extra half hour. Otherwise, It's pretty easy to find a job here (places are almost always hiring), and the city is super fun at night.