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Arapahoe County, CO


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Designated Market Area: Denver, CO-NE-WY
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Urban Suburbs

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2022 population: 655,808   ( 83,805 from 2010)
Land area: 797.9 square miles
Population density: 822.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:375,690 57.29% 3.9%
Black:71,73310.94% 28.9%
Indian:2,7860.42% 16.8%
Asian:45,4066.92% 53.2%
2+ races:22,5613.44% 40.5%
Hispanic:137,63220.99% 30.4%
Total non-White:280,11842.71% 33.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:17,027 13.0
Deaths:11,4638.7
Net Migration: -8,762-6.7
Net Immigration: 3,5512.7
Change in White population:13,943 2.4
Change in Non-White pop.:69,862 12.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
572,003
361,74763.24%
55,6579.73%
2,3860.42%
29,6315.18%
16,0582.81%
105,52218.45%
210,25636.76%

2000
487,967
360,74473.93%
36,2547.43%
2,2990.47%
19,5664.01%
10,8012.21%
57,61211.81%
127,22326.07%

1990
391,511
334,79185.51%
22,2715.69%
1,4710.38%
11,2672.88%
n/a
21,7115.55%
56,72014.49%

1980
293,621
266,02590.60%
8,2982.83%
1,2290.42%
4,5801.56%
n/a
13,1614.48%
27,5969.40%

1970
162,142
151,83793.64%
6920.43%
4250.26%
6650.41%
n/a
8,3005.12%
10,305 6.36%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
73,704 15.1
28,0195.7
14,0432.9
19,5304.0
1,003 0.2
83,033 17.0
1990's
NumberRate
63,727 16.3
22,6095.8
45,69611.7
9,1442.3
25,953 6.6
70,503 18.0
1980's
NumberRate
59,782 20.4
15,703 5.3
57,416 19.6
n/a
68,766 23.4
29,124 9.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
0 0.0
n/a
114,188 70.4
17,291 10.7

Age, Family & Household Data for Arapahoe County, CO

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
37.1
149,726 22.8%
506,082 77.2%
89,962 13.7%
250,751
2.59
161,581 64.4%
122,352 75.7%
14,123 8.7%
89,170 35.6%

2010
NumberPercent
35.7
147,324 25.8%
424,679 74.2%
57,580 10.1%
224,011
2.53
146,128 65.2%
108,501 74.3%
15,976 10.9%
77,883 34.8%

2000
NumberPercent
34.7
130,023 26.6%
357,944 73.4%
42,104 8.6%
190,961
2.53
126,468 66.2%
99,765 78.9%
12,632 10.0%
64,493 33.8%

1990
NumberPercent
32.4
106,237 27.1%
285,274 72.9%
29,033 7.4%
155,179
2.50
105,474 68.0%
86,243 81.8%
10,091 9.6%
49,705 32.0%

1980
NumberPercent
28.9
88,652 30.2%
204,969 69.8%
14,962 5.1%
105,866
2.75
78,395 74.1%
68,021 86.8%
5,957 7.6%
27,471 25.9%

2022 Housing Data for Arapahoe County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units262,688 
Median Value$480,500 
Occupied250,75195.5%
Vacant11,9374.5%
Owned162,81064.9%
Rented87,94135.1%
Median Rent$1,708 
Single-Family Units175,72166.9%
    Detached147,70156.2%
    Attached28,02010.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units74,97028.5%
Mobile Homes2,2890.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Arapahoe County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0008,4823.4%
$10,000 to $14,9995,9692.4%
$15,000 to $19,9994,5981.8%
$20,000 to $24,9995,8222.3%
$25,000 to $29,9996,3482.5%
$30,000 to $34,9996,2292.5%
$35,000 to $39,9997,2622.9%
$40,000 to $44,9997,7883.1%
$45,000 to $49,9998,2363.3%
$50,000 to $59,99916,8766.7%
$60,000 to $74,99923,6269.4%
$75,000 to $99,99933,04613.2%
$100,000 to $124,99928,84511.5%
$125,000 to $149,99920,9398.4%
$150,000 to $199,99928,34611.3%
$200,000 or more38,33915.3%
Median Household Income92,292 
Per Capita Income49,530 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state102 
Compared to U.S.116 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7,7003.1%
Public Assistance5,8942.4%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps20,7158.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed268,02777.5%
Unemployed12,7093.7%
In Armed Forces1,6480.5%
Total Labor Force282,38481.6%
Not in Labor Force63,47218.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 22.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector137,315108,87655.8%
Non-Profit9,68217,82935.2%
Self-Employed22,28414,05061.3%
Local Government8,58313,43639.0%
State Government5,0496,15845.1%
Federal Government5,9444,63056.2%
Total Private + Self159,599122,92656.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.29,25842,05341.0%
Total188,857164,97953.4%
Pct. Govt.12.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts71,06420.1%
Sales and Office Occupations74,65521.1%
Professional, Technical88,23424.9%
Service Occupations54,11715.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing7290.2%
All others66,34718.7%
White Collar 66.0%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance47,22013.3%
Professional, scientific, technical36,32410.2%
Retail trade35,48310.0%
Educational services28,5638.1%
Construction27,2907.7%
Accommodation and food services24,9587.0%
Finance and insurance24,2516.8%
Transportation and warehousing21,1046.0%
Manufacturing21,0605.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.16,3444.6%
Other services15,6624.4%
Public administration14,3684.1%
Information12,0223.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing8,7972.5%
Wholesale trade8,5252.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation6,6991.9%
Utilities1,8760.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,7930.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,2930.4%
Management7850.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Arapahoe County, CO

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican92,74114.17%
Puerto Rican6,1990.95%
Cuban1,4560.22%
Dominican8090.12%
Total Central American10,0221.53%
Costa Rican2510.04%
Guatemalan1,8900.29%
Honduran3,6830.56%
Nicaraguan3290.05%
Panamanian4220.06%
Salvadoran3,4100.52%
Other Central American370.01%
Total South American6,3450.97%
Argentinean8190.13%
Bolivian980.01%
Chilean5040.08%
Colombian1,1230.17%
Ecuadorian5640.09%
Paraguayan730.01%
Peruvian1,8330.28%
Uruguayan630.01%
Venezuelan1,2540.19%
Other South American140.00%
Other Hispanic14,5912.23%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian8,3451.28%
Korean6,4820.99%
Chinese5,9180.90%
Vietnamese5,2360.80%
Filipino3,4070.52%
Japanese1,5620.24%
Bhutanese1,0270.16%
Burmese8340.13%
Cambodian5910.09%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English474,86577.1%
Spanish74,50812.1%
Other14,4852.4%
Other Indo-European11,2981.8%
Other Asian7,1411.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7,0411.1%
Arabic5,2220.8%
Chinese4,9420.8%
Korean4,8350.8%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German100,79615.4%
Irish65,91910.1%
English65,79810.1%
Italian25,8674.0%
American22,1203.4%
European18,3092.8%
French14,2622.2%
Polish13,0822.0%
Scottish12,6681.9%
Swedish12,2391.9%
Norwegian11,8911.8%
Dutch8,3741.3%
Russian7,8981.2%
Ethiopian6,7551.0%
Scotch-Irish6,5591.0%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen602,60792.1%
Not a citizen51,8467.9%
Native552,46984.4%
Foreign-born101,98415.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Arapahoe County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
16,127 3.6%19,030 4.2%87,270 19.4%125,470 27.9%125,322 27.8%76,862 17.1%
  Average years of education: 14.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 16,127 3.6%
9-12 Years 19,030 4.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 87,270 19.4%
Some College 125,470 27.9%
Bach. Degree 125,322 27.8%
Grad Degree 76,862 17.1%
Average years of education: 14.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Arapahoe County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 225,937 217,486 8,451 3.7% 5.1%
1991 231,656 222,500 9,156 4.0% 5.3%
1992 237,815 226,517 11,298 4.8% 6.1%
1993 247,447 236,918 10,529 4.3% 5.4%
1994 260,958 252,068 8,890 3.4% 4.2%
1995 268,432 260,011 8,421 3.1% 4.0%
1996 269,937 261,422 8,515 3.2% 4.2%
1997 276,948 270,147 6,801 2.5% 3.4%
1998 288,616 281,228 7,388 2.6% 3.6%
1999 293,213 286,716 6,497 2.2% 3.0%
2000 281,688 274,886 6,802 2.4% 2.7%
2001 282,682 272,307 10,375 3.7% 3.8%
2002 285,915 269,359 16,556 5.8% 5.7%
2003 292,403 274,148 18,255 6.2% 6.1%
2004 296,885 280,156 16,729 5.6% 5.6%
2005 299,727 284,458 15,269 5.1% 5.1%
2006 304,824 291,978 12,846 4.2% 4.2%
2007 307,557 296,142 11,415 3.7% 3.7%
2008 314,696 299,269 15,427 4.9% 4.9%
2009 313,359 288,803 24,556 7.8% 7.9%
2010 315,828 287,454 28,374 9.0% 9.2%
2011 318,595 291,255 27,340 8.6% 8.7%
2012 321,927 296,756 25,171 7.8% 8.0%
2013 326,164 304,991 21,173 6.5% 6.7%
2014 331,140 314,951 16,189 4.9% 5.0%
2015 334,380 322,380 12,000 3.6% 3.7%
2016 340,623 330,532 10,091 3.0% 3.1%
2017 349,710 340,677 9,033 2.6% 2.6%
2018 359,083 348,382 10,701 3.0% 3.0%
2019 364,820 355,291 9,529 2.6% 2.7%
2020 366,768 337,943 28,825 7.9% 7.3%
2021 370,311 348,866 21,445 5.8% 5.4%
2022 375,538 363,967 11,571 3.1% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com