Demographics

As a fast-growing region, Metro Denver is a dynamic location where companies can easily attract highly skilled workers and expand their operations. 

Educational Attainment

With a diverse employment base across a large range of industry sectors, Metro Denver takes great pride in its highly educated workforce.
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Population

Metro Denver has a population of more than three million people, and has a growth rate that has consistently outpaced the national rate every decade since the 1930s. The region grew steadily in the past 10 years, and by 2030, Metro Denver's population is anticipated to increase to more than 3.6 million.
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Income

Metro Denver has one of the nation's strongest metropolitan economies. Due to the high education attainment levels of the Metro Denver workforce and a higher-than-average concentration of two-earner households, Metro Denver has historically enjoyed higher household incomes than much of the nation.
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Population by Age

Metro Denver is a relatively young region with a median age of 37 years, compared to the nationwide median age of 37.7. Metro Denver has its largest population concentrations in the 30-44 year range (22.5%) and 15-29 year range (21%), supplying companies with a large and highly skilled workforce.
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Ethnicity

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

As a fast-growing region, Metro Denver is a dynamic location where companies can easily attract highly skilled workers and expand their operations. 

The Metro Denver region had a 1.3% population growth rate between 2010 and 2019 and is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.

The region is one of the top in the country for in-migration of Millennials, which will make up the future workforce. More impressive facts about Metro Denver and Colorado’s demographics:

  • Colorado was the sixth-fastest growing state between 2010 and 2020 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2021)
  • Colorado is the nation’s second-most highly educated state for residents (42.7%) with a bachelor’s degree or higher (U.S. Census Bureau, 2019)
  • In addition, Colorado has the nation’s lowest obesity rate and is No. 2 for physical activity (Trust for America’s Health, 2020; Kaiser State Health Facts, 2019)
  • Colorado ranks No. 2 for workforce (CNBC, 2021)

 

Key Demographics

  Metro Denver Northern Colorado
Square Miles 4,532 6,651
Population 2020 3,262,239 692,483
Population 2025* 3,421,741 753,485
Population 2030* 3,629,869 840,074
Labor Force 1,826,525 370,350
Non-farm Employment 1,610,710 264,870
Average Wage $74,481 $57,514
Median Age 37.2 35.9
*Projected

We understand that having the most current and up-to-date information is important to your site selection process. The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation can provide detailed demographic reports and data analysis that will help expedite your process, and ensure you have all the tools you need to make an informed decision.