Southwest Denver PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
123,841
2.93% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.3
1.73% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
0.358% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,196
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$426,700
18.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Southwest Denver PUMA, CO had a population of 124k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $71,196. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO declined from 127,585 to 123,841, a −2.93% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,227 to $71,196, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (35.3%), White (Hispanic) (25.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (19.2%), Other (Hispanic) (8.98%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%).

39.1% of the households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.2% of the residents in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are United Beauty College (461810) (29 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was $426,700, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%.

Most people in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southwest Denver PUMA, CO is home to a population of 124k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.5% of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (24.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.4k White (Hispanic) and 23.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are Spanish (38,833 households), Vietnamese (2,536 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (836 households).

Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
88.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.7k ± 1.88k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31.4k ± 2.56k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 2.59k
54.8%
Hispanic Population
67.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.4k White (Hispanic) and 23.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

54.8% of the people in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are hispanic (67.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.2k people
20.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.6k people

As of 2022, 19.5% of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO residents (24.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was 20.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    38,833 households (33.6%)
  2. Vietnamese
    2,536 households (2.2%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    836 households (0.724%)

39.1% of the households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was Spanish. 33.6% of the households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,539 ± 286
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,078 ± 249
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    505 ± 180

Southwest Denver PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO employs 60.7k people. The largest industries in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are Construction (7,381 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,875 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,427 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($342,002), Wired telecommunications carriers ($118,916), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($118,449).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
27,678
Women
44.8%
34,043
Men
55.2%

The workforce of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO in 2020 was 61,721 people, with 44.8% woman, and 55.2% men.

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Occupations

60.7k
2022 Value
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 59.9k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO, are Retail salespersons (1,823 people), Other managers (1,604 people), and Construction laborers (1,574 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

60.7k
2022 Value
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 59.9k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO, are Construction (7,381 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,875 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,427 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,185
Median earning men ± $2,256
$38,779
Median earning women ± $1,974

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,443), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,003), and Information ($66,768).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,556), Wholesale Trade ($60,833), and Information ($58,194).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 16 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are Asian (23 and 79.3%), followed by White (5 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.45%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are United Beauty College (461810) (29 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (20 and 69%), Hair Styling & Design (4 and 13.8%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (4 and 13.8%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.72% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.88% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (27.6k), Some college (19.2k), and Secondary Education (18k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was $426,700 in 2022, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $359,500 to $426,700, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO is 58.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO is $71,196. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$426,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,443
$27,182
Median Property Taxes
±$1,311

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southwest Denver PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%
Homeownership
2022
72.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.2% of the housing units in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$71,196
Median Household Income
± $3,257
46.7k
Number of Households
± 1,878

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.7k households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO grew to $71,196 from the previous year's value of $64,227.

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.41
2022 Wage GINI in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO
0.406
2021 Wage GINI in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was 0.41 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.19% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Southwest Denver PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.74%)

In 2022, 73.4% of workers in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO (18.7k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.2% of the population of Southwest Denver PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.816% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.8%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
9.51%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.816%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO declined by 10.3% from 16.5% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southwest Denver PUMA, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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