WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The median household income in Denver was $47,371 in 2011, compared with the national figure of $50,502, according to statistics released today from the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, 17.2 percent of people in Denver did not have health insurance coverage, compared with 15.1 percent nationally. A selected profile of Denver appears below, including statistics on education, housing and the foreign-born population.
"The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important
statistics about our nation's people, housing and economy for all
communities in the country - including Denver," said Thomas Mesenbourg,
the Census Bureau's acting director. "The results are used by everyone
from retailers, homebuilders and police departments, to town and city
The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40
topics it covers, such as educational attainment, housing, employment,
commuting, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected
monthly homeowner costs down to the smallest communities.
Other selected highlights for Denver:
-- In 2011, 48.0 percent of the preschool age population was enrolled in
school, which was not significantly different from 47.4 percent in the
nation as a whole.
-- Among Denver's 25-and-older population, 85.9 percent completed high
school or more, which was not significantly different from 85.9 percent
in the nation as a whole.
-- Meanwhile, 43.0 percent of the 25-and-older population had a bachelor's
degree or higher, compared with 28.5 percent nationally.
-- In 2011, the median value for an owner-occupied home was $247,800, which
was not significantly different from $173,600 for the nation as a whole.
-- In 2011, the median gross rent (rent plus utilities) was $849, which was
not significantly different from $871 in the nation as a whole.
-- About 16.3 percent of people in Denver were foreign-born, compared with
13.0 percent in the nation as a whole.
More information about Denver's social, economic and housing
characteristics, as well as information on other geographies, can be
found on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder website. The 2011
American Community Survey one-year estimates are available for the
nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every
congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and
places with populations of 65,000 or more. Estimates for areas with
smaller populations will be available later this year.
Editor's note: All tables can be accessed at http://factfinder2.census.gov.