Wheat Ridge employment information

IndexWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Income per capita$29,798$31,674$28,555
Median household income$49,003$59,448$53,482
Median income owner occupied$74,934$76,398$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,433$36,328$33,219
Median earnings male$38,644$38,288$36,116
Median earnings female$28,561$26,797$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level14.2%13.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wheat Ridge is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wheat Ridge is 8% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wheat Ridge is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wheat Ridge is 9% lower than the national average.

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Wheat Ridge median earnings by income bracket

Wheat Ridge employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.3%3.1%
Manufacturing sector8.2%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.8%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services17.5%13.9%
Public administration4.6%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%3.0%
Education, health & social services8.6%34.6%
Other35.8%29.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cherry Hills Village, CO6,234$215,299303%
Bow Mar, CO1,062$171,875221%
Paragon Estates, CO768$145,930173%
Genesee, CO3,745$138,945160%
Columbine Valley, CO1,258$131,250145%
Wheat Ridge, CO30,655$49,0038%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pueblo West, CO30,655$64,56021%
Newington, CT30,652$79,00848%
Springville, UT30,649$59,37511%
Westfield, NJ30,647$138,165158%
Kyle, TX30,664$75,18241%
Wheat Ridge, CO30,655$49,0038%
Source: The Wheat Ridge, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.