Income/capita 23%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 18%
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Income per capita$36,616$33,230$29,829
Median household income$56,258$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,760$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,454$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$39,372$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$32,083$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Denver is 23% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Denver is 2% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Denver is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Denver is 9% higher than the national average

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      Denver median earnings by income bracket

      Denver employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.4%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.9%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services5.7%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%11.1%
      Public administration3.5%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%2.4%
      Education, health & social services11.0%31.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,414$224,125305.1%
      Bow Mar, CO1,047$194,500251.6%
      Columbine Valley, CO1,190$147,500166.6%
      Genesee, CO3,625$144,732161.6%
      Eldorado Springs, CO935$119,028115.2%
      Denver, CO663,303$56,2581.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Washington, DC659,009$72,93531.8%
      Boston, MA658,279$58,5165.8%
      Seattle, WA668,849$74,45834.6%
      Memphis, TN655,857$36,97533.2%
      El Paso, TX678,058$43,32221.7%
      Denver, CO663,303$56,2581.7%
      Source: The Denver, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).