Wheat Ridge demographics profile

StatisticWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Population density (sq mi)3,3155091
Median age42.236.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%45%43%
Speak English88%83%79%
Speak Spanish9%12%13%
Wheat Ridge, CO has a population of 31,044 and is the 1,371st largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,315 per sq mi which is 6558% higher than the Colorado average and 3559% higher than the national average. The median age in Wheat Ridge is 42 which is approximately 16% higher than the Colorado average of 36. In Wheat Ridge, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 51% of Wheat Ridge residents were born in Colorado, 42% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Wheat Ridge is 6558% higher than Colorado.
  • The median age in Wheat Ridge is 16% higher than Colorado.
  • In Wheat Ridge 90.91% of the population is White.
  • In Wheat Ridge 0.55% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Wheat Ridge 1.59% of the population is Asian.

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Wheat Ridge population breakdown by race

RaceWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Black or African American0.55%4.09%12.63%
American Indian1.00%0.94%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.14%0.18%
Mixed race3.51%3.43%3.06%
Other race2.40%4.18%4.75%
In Wheat Ridge, 22.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Wheat Ridge, CO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).