Social Capital Community Benchmark Initiative
Community Highlights For Denver

[Community Hightlights] [Press Release]

Sponsoring organizations:†

  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Rose Community Foundation
  • The Piton Foundation

Media Contact:

Phil Nash, Director of Communications,
Rose Community Foundation
600 South Cherry Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80246
Phone 303-398-7444
pnash@rcfdenver.org
Web:† www.rcfdenver.org

Sample size:†
501

Survey Area:†
City/County of Denver,† not the Metro Denver region

Community type:
Urban

Population:
532,066

(Denver Regional Council of Governments; July 1, 1999 Est.)

Ethnicity:
White†† †††††††††† 61.6%
Black††††††††††††† 12.5%
Asian††††††††††††† 2.1%
Hispanic†††††††† 22.8%
Other†††††††††††††† 0.8%

(1990 Census)

Age:

Age

July 1999

July 2000

18-34

115,655

114,727

35-49

138,215

139,225

50-64

70,461

74,786

65+

60,612

61,296

(Colorado Department of Local Affairs)

Additional information:

The survey area of the City/County of Denver, rather than the Metro area, was chosen due to sample size considerations.† The City/County of Denverís median household income is $42,426.† 79% of the population has a high school degree or higher and 29% have a bachelorís degree or higher.† 46% of the population lived in the same house 5 years earlier.† However, 27% of children under the age of 18 years and 13% of seniors are living in poverty.†