Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$45,636$33,230$29,829
Median household income$72,661$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$101,371$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$53,420$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$48,965$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$39,463$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level11.9%12.2%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Denver is 53% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Denver is 31% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Denver is 33% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Denver is 22% lower than the national average

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      $48,435 $72,661 $145,322
      $41,675 $62,520 $125,040
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Denver median earnings by income bracket

      Denver employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.1%12.1%
      Manufacturing sector6.9%6.9%
      Financial & insurance services5.8%5.8%
      Wholesale & retail services11.8%11.8%
      Public administration3.1%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%6.6%
      Education, health & social services11.7%11.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,680$250,001351.9%
      Columbine Valley, CO1,498$219,875297.4%
      Bow Mar, CO969$173,542213.7%
      Genesee, CO4,099$159,327188.0%
      Foxfield, CO635$141,042154.9%
      Denver, CO715,878$72,66131.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%
      Brampton, ON735,754n/a 
      Vancouver, BC694,440n/a 
      Seattle, WA741,251$97,18575.7%
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%
      Denver, CO715,878$72,66131.3%
      Source: The Denver, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).