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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
9,079

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,138
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%

West Colfax 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
    822
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    373
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    822
    500
  • Theft
    2,434
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,261
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,882
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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West Colfax Reviews

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I regret not doing my research before moving in the area. Though Denver is highly accessible by car, for someone who doesn't drive my options are limited. I live in the middle of a residential neighborhood close to a school, library, and 2 major roads, a highway, and an industrial district. walking anywhere takes time, and much of the bars here are dives or ethnic. If i want to go clubbing, I have to make plans to stay at someones place after or eat a cab fee. The only thing that makes living here some what worth it is the access to the light-rail.
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I don't drive, so I haven't fully explored the area surrounding my neighborhood. But, there is an interesting shopping district a short bus ride away that is within a Vietnamese neighborhood. Very good food and economic. Living close to the light-rail has also opened up most of Denver to me, though my immediate area is sorely lacking in cafe's and notable shops. Shopping for groceries is a trip for me, and the closest grocery store is geared towards the Latin population and I'm unfamiliar with most of the products.
The neighborhood was somewhat quiet, but they are knocking down the older homes and building 6 unit townhouses on each lot. the more that go up the more traffic there is.