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    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wheat Ridge is a suburb of Denver with a population of 31,331. Wheat Ridge is in Jefferson County. Living in Wheat Ridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wheat Ridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Wheat Ridge and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wheat Ridge are above average.

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About Wheat Ridge...
Population
31,331

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$383,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    168.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    35
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    38.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    286.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,295.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    696.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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