Neighborhood guide sources

All the details on where we’ve compiled information for our neighborhood guides.

Snapshot

Population, population density, and density ranking

  • Population: City of Denver Open Data Catalog, “American Community Survey Nbrhd (2016-2020).” Data was aggregated by the City of Denver at the census tract level, and then summarized into neighborhoods.
  • Population Density: Google Map area measurements based on denvergov.org statistical neighborhood map.

Average Annual Wage

U.S. Census Bureau 2017:ACS 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates Table B19062 Aggregate Wage Or Salary Income In The Past 12 Months /Total household.

Ages

U.S. Census Bureau 2017:ACS 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates Table B01001 Population under 5 years, 5-17 years, 18-24 years, 25-34 years, 34-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65 years older.

Educational Level

City of Denver Open Data Catalog, “American Community Survey Nbrhd (2016-2020).” Data was aggregated by the City of Denver at the census tract level, and then summarized into neighborhoods. Total adults >25 years old, adults >25 years old with a bachelors degree or higher.

Neighborhood Organizations

City of Denver, Open Data Catalog. “Registered Neighborhood Organizations.” Data compiled for RNOs focusing on residents (not commercial/business districts). Data last updated 2022. 

Household Types

U.S. Census Bureau 2017:ACS 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates Table B11005 Household with own children under 18 years, Household without own children under 18 years, Non-family household.

City Council District

City of Denver, Open Data Catalog. “Council Districts.” Districts adopted in 2012. 

Crime

  • Crime Rank: The total number of crimes reported in each neighborhood in 2021—come from the Denver Police Department and is based on the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) which includes all victims of person crimes and all crimes within an incident.
  • Population: See “Population, Population Density, and Density Ranking” above.

Location

Average Commute Times

Google Map directions from approximate center point of neighborhood. For neighborhood filter, shortest timeframe for commute was considered.

Walk Score®, Transit Score®, and Bike Score®

Data compiled 2022 from www.walkscore.com.

Light Rail Map

Regional Transportation District, Open GIS Data Download. “LightrailLines Center” and “LightrailStatsions.”

Real Estate

Median Sale Price, MSP by Bedroom, MSP By Year

REColorado.com: Median Sale Price, Denver County, 2011-2021.

Home price appreciation %

  • 1-Year % Change: REColorado.com: Median Sale Price, Denver County, 2020-2021.
  • 5-Year % Change: REColorado.com: Median Sale Price, Denver County, 2016-2021.

Average Homes Sold

REColorado.com: Homes Sold, Denver County, 2021.

Housing Types

U.S. Census Bureau ACS 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates Table B25024. Multi-family units, Single family units

Home Ownership

City of Denver Open Data Catalog, “American Community Survey Nbrhd (2016-2020).” Data was aggregated by the City of Denver at the census tract level, and then summarized into neighborhoods.

Price per Square foot (PSF)

REColorado.com: Average Price per Square Foot, Denver County, 2021.

Five Points Real Estate for Sale

REColorado.com

Lifestyle

Amenities Map

  • Health Care Facilities: CDPHE Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division CDPHE Health Facilities Dataset. Updated February 2022.
  • Libraries: City of Denver Open Data Catalog. Libraries. Updated December 2019.
  • Points of Interest: City and County of Denver, “Points of Interest in Denver” Map. Updated February 2022.
  • Food Retail LocationsCity of Denver Open Data Catalog. Food Retail Locations. Updated February 2022.

Parks + Rec Map

Park acres per resident

Greenprint Data (Denver Metro Green Space Study 2011) / ACS 2010-2014 5-Year Estimates)

Schools

Neighborhood School score

We averaged the SPF rating % for all schools in a neighborhood to come up with a neighborhood school score. Individual school performance may vary from the neighborhood average. In neighborhoods that did not have schools within their boundaries, we averaged the neighborhood scores from the surrounding neighborhoods that had schools.

  • Denver Public Schools Portfolio Management Team. School Performance Framework, 2019. (This is the most recent data because school testing was cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID). 
 

neighborhood School progress, Achievement, & Satisfaction

Denver Public Schools Portfolio Management Team. School Performance Framework, 2019. (This is the most recent data because school testing was cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID). 

School map

CDPHE CDOE School Locations and District Office Locations Map. Updated January 2022.

Denver public school charters

CDPHE CDOE School Locations and District Office Locations Map. Updated January 2022.

Denver public school student achievement

Colorado Department of Education, “CMAS Testing Results.” 2021.

Denver public school 4-year graduation rate

Colorado Department of Education, “4-Year Graduation Rate (Graduates and Completers by Districts, Gender and Race/Ethnicity).” 2021.

public, private, + homeschool student count + enrollment

Colorado Department of Education:

  • Public: Public School Pupil Count (PK-12 Membership Trend by District). 2021-22.
  • Private: 2021-22 Non-Public School Fall Pupil Count 
  • Homeschool: Homeschool Pupil Count (Home-based Education Trend Data). 2021-22.

homeschool student growth

Colorado Department of Education, Pupil Membership. “2021-22 Home Based Education Trend Data.”