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Wheat Ridge is 8th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Wheat Ridge is 13th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Female residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Current population (2012) 30,717 24th 5,187,582 313,914,040
Size in square miles 9.3 49th 103,641.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,242.6 24th 48.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Residents younger than 5 5.4% 84th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 18.7% 95th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 18.6% 8th 11.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.7% 68th 89.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 28.4% 64th 36.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Race - White 85.6% 58th 88.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.2% 46th 4.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.2% 34th 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 56th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 29th 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.4% 34th 2.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 20.9% 42nd 21.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 74.0% 61st 69.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Female residents 51.4% 13th 49.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.9% 55th 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Housing units 14,868 23rd 2,224,603 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.2% 25th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 13,847 22nd 1,941,193 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 56.8% 91st 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $235,700 53rd $236,700 $186,200
People per household 2.1 100th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Income per capita $29,093 52nd $30,816 $27,915
Income per household $48,777 79th $57,685 $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.6% 47th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Wheat Ridge Rank Colorado US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,688 25th 547,770 27,092,908
Retail sales $637,727 23rd $65,896,788 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $20,720 22nd $13,609 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $67,059 31st $11,440,395 $613,795,732

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