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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 one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Denver offers residents a suburban 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
Suburban
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
    394
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    98.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    174.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    612.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,267.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    786.8
    284
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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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Denver Reviews

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I spent most of my adult life in Brooklyn and I've lived in sketchy areas at times, but I have never felt as unsafe as I feel walking around Denver. Homeless, junkies, and mentally ill people roam the streets like zombies, even in what is supposed to be a nice area. They actually set up encampments and sleep right there on the main streets. Why is this allowed? Good luck going to any library, because they camp out in there too! I've even encountered male junkies in the women's bathroom in the main library downtown.

On top of this, many restaurants and businesses close as early as 1:30 or by 3 PM in the downtown area, where there are many people working, living, and commuting every day. What kind of business model is this? Damn near every non-chain coffee shop I want to visit is closed by 6 PM, so they are either closed or closing by the time I get off work. It's easier to find a weed shop than it is to find a drug store or grocery store. I want to leave this city as soon as I can!
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Denver provides a space for individuality and diversity. The people here are kind and open-minded. Various marches for social movements are supported by the city. This city supports culture through 1st Friday's, which gives underprivileged people the opportunity to visit art museums for free on the first Friday of every month. Denver also strives to be environmentally progressive with new bike lanes being made weekly! Living in Denver allows for variety in activity and atmosphere. A short, 45 minute drive and you are surrounded by mountain range. There is everything to love about Denver!
Denver Colorado is a great place to live! It has wonderful activities to do outdoors and beautiful scenery and very nice people for the most part. It's also got many exciting things to do day or night whether you and Joy inside or outside activities. The only thing I would change is that it is becoming such a huge Metropolis now, with so many people moving here, that it is losing some of its smaller Hometown feel that used to be so comforting. But overall, it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family and enjoy many awesome and fantastic activities!