A diverse population in Metro Denver fosters a culture of creativity, openness, and energy, all essential ingredients for the region's Mountain West lifestyle.

The ethnic and minority population groups combined represent approximately one-third of Metro Denver’s total population, and are growing rapidly. The minority population represented just over one-third of the Metro Denver population in 2015, up 6.3 percentage points from 2000.

Population by Ethnicity
Race Metro Denver N. Colorado
White 65.6% 75.5%
Black 5.1% 1%
American Indian 0.5% 0.5%
Asian 4.2% 1.8%
Hispanic Origin* 22.3% 19.4%
*Persons of Hispanic Origin may be of any race. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 2015.