Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO

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Population
124,246
0.938% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
37.1

Poverty Rate
13%

Median Household Income
$59,277
7.25% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$354,200
9.66% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
60,691
3.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO had a population of 124k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $59,277. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew from 123,091 to 124,246, a 0.938% increase and its median household income grew from $55,272 to $59,277, a 7.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.9%), White (Hispanic) (19.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.94%). 15.5% of the people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Red Rocks Community College (2,829 degrees awarded in 2017), Colorado School of Mines (1,466 degrees), and Colorado Christian University (1,062 degrees).

The median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is $354,200, and the homeownership rate is 51%. Most people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.18%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Colorado
48.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 22, 2009
Cory Gardner
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is home to a population of 124k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.95% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2018, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.1k people) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.8k White (Hispanic) and 2.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Spanish (13,675 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (530 speakers), and German (506 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.1k ± 1.3k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 1.45k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.83k ± 469
22.8%
Hispanic Population
28.3k people

In 2018, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.1k people) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.8k White (Hispanic) and 2.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.8% of the people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are hispanic (28.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    13,675 speakers (11.6%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    530 speakers (0.451%)
  3. German
    506 speakers (0.431%)

15.5% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Spanish. 11.6% of the overall population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are native Spanish speakers. 0.451% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.431% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.95%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
8.71%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people

As of 2018, 8.95% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents (11.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 8.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,749 ± 1,659 people
  2. China
    713 ± 654 people
  3. Colombia
    436 ± 512 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 4,749 Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents, followed by China with 713 and Colombia with 436.

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Citizenship

94.2%
2018 Citizenship
94.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.2% of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,680 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,349 ± 241
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    947 ± 184

Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is $59,277. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $128,161, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO, with respective values of $114,390 and $112,249.

Males in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,017. The income inequality in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO employs 60.7k people. The largest industries in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are Restaurants & Food Services (4,979 people), Construction (4,929 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,388 people), and the highest paying industries are Natural gas distribution ($121,218), Support activities for mining ($114,381), and Legal services ($108,199).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,277
2018 value
± $1,647
7.25%
1 Year Growth
± 3.73%

Households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have a median annual income of $59,277, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,272 in 2017, which represents a 7.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$58,438
Average Male Salary in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
± $8,264
$52,017
Average Female Salary in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
± $8,042

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO made 1.12 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White
    $47,794 ± $5,317
  2. Black
    $44,047 ± $32,844
  3. Asian
    $43,352 ± $32,460

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO workers was White. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Black workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO.

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Wage Distribution

0.449
2017 Wage GINI in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO
0.445
2016 Wage GINI in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO

In 2017, the income inequality in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.912% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $128,161, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO, with respective values of $114,390 and $112,249.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO (15.4k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    12,913 ± 909
  2. Hispanic
    4,894 ± 564
  3. Two Or More
    864 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.7k
2017 Value
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 3.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 58.4k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, are Miscellaneous managers (2,035 people), Retail salespersons (1,499 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,417 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,035 people), Retail salespersons (1,499 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,417 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Environmental scientists & geoscientists (12 times higher than expected), Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (9.7 times), and Gaming services workers (4.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Other Sales Workers ($210,100), Physicians & surgeons ($208,030), and Personal financial advisors ($176,384).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.7k
2017 Value
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 3.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 58.4k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,979 people), Construction (4,929 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,388 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,979 people), Construction (4,929 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of Administration of environmental quality & housing programs (6.9 times higher than expected), Beer, wine, & liquor stores (5.84 times), and Oil & gas extraction (4.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Natural gas distribution ($121,218), Support activities for mining ($114,381), and Legal services ($108,199).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B
2015 Value in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.5B
  2. $9.22B
  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO awarded 5,670 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is skewed towards women, with 10,999 male students and 11,054 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are White (4,023 and 73.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (598 and 10.9%), Unknown (284 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (221 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Red Rocks Community College (2,829 and 49.9%), Colorado School of Mines (1,466 and 25.9%), and Colorado Christian University (1,062 and 18.7%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are General Business Administration & Management (388 and 6.84%), Mechanical Engineering (285 and 5.03%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (238 and 4.2%).

The median tuition costs in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO are $21,810 for private four year colleges, and $9,820 and $24,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 253 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 186 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 162 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,829 degrees awarded
  2. 1,466 degrees awarded
  3. 1,062 degrees awarded
$9,820
Median In-State Public
$21,810
Median Private

In 2017, the Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Red Rocks Community College with 2,829 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,144
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,526
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO, which is 1.24 times more than the 2,526 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,023 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    598 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    284 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jefferson County (East Central)--Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO were to White students. These 4,023 degrees mean that there were 6.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 598 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was $354,200 in 2018, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $323,000 to $354,200, a 9.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$354,200
2018 Median
± $5,992
$323,000
2017 Median
± $5,957

In 2018, the median property value in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew to to $354,200 from the previous year's value of $323,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,277
Median Household Income
± $1,647
52.6k
Number of Households
± 1,547

In 2018, the median household income of the 52.6k households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO grew to $59,277 from the previous year's value of $55,272.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

51%
2018 Homeownership
52%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 51% of the housing units in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.06%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.94%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO was Drove Alone (73.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.06%) and those who Worked At Home (6.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.1% of the population of Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$4,623
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,143
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,287
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.9%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO N/A by N/A from N/A% to 9.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood (North), Wheat Ridge & Golden Cities PUMA, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 8.8% prevalence
  2. 8.7% prevalence
  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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