Life in Denver, Colorado

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Denver, Colorado? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Denver?
Sarah Francois reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Denver is a dry town in terms of climate. The summers are perfect. There is wind and breeze and it's not a scorching heat like other places. The winter is complex. There is snow but there is also sun which leads to strange outfits such as coats with shorts and flip flops.The most popular crimes in Denver are drug or alcohol related. Most of Denver seems to currently have a DUI OR DWI or has had one in the past. You most likely will not encounter hoards of violent crime unless you are involved in a latin american gang.Avoid Colfax. The only parts of Colfax that are not dangerous are the parts near the 16th street Mall. Colfax is rife with addicts and alcoholics and prostitutes and all of the seemier sides of life of every race and class. The best parts of Denver are the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Denver. There is plants and trees and nooks to relax. Sloan Lake is an excellent place to relax.Capital hill neighborhood is home to gypsy cafe and vegan restaurants as well as governmental buildings and the central history of Colorado.This town is mostly filled with educated young to middle aged people. Alot of families live in Denver. If you are elderly, or blue collar you may have trouble fitting in. Everyone is fit. Denver is the town for jogging, racquetball, tennis, bicycling and even strenuous winter sports. Hockey fans will enjoy Denver. Skiers will enjoy being thirty minutes from the mountains. If you don't care for the environment or your physical well being Denver is not the place for you.
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The sixteenth street mall is a unique mall because it allows one to observe diversity and participate in multiple cultures at the same time. You can walk for ten minutes on sixteeth street without even noticing how far you've walked.Jason Thai Asian Bistro is one of the best restaurants Denver has to offer. It has fantastic thai and japanese choices and an extensive... very extensive wine collection.Denver schools are excellent. They are constantly improving.The singles social life and nightlife activities are always in full swings. Sixteenth street mall is rife with things to do.
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There is a central highway in Denver however, the unusual noises you will mostly have to contend with are the sounds of frat parties. Most of Denver is convered in college residences.Compared to Centennial or Highlands Ranch Denver has more interaction with people and a lower cost of living.Porter Adventist Hospital is the best hospital in all four or five places I've lived. It provides internet access for extended stays, and cable television. It also has the best medical staff that denver can offer.Lodo is a great nightlife spot. There are bars, kareoke place,and pool halls. There is also a really huge Dave and Busters that will provide endless entertainment
General comments   
This town feels like a dream. There is a river that runs through. There are amazing parts. Confluence park has the platt river running through it. Everyone is fit and active. It feels like a meditative video. The weather is disturbing in that after the storm there is always deep deep sunlight. It feels warm. It is family oriented. You don't have to be afraid of your kid running around or riding their bike. It's quaint. It feels like a brand new city.   
Denver, Colorado population: 600158

How many black people live in Denver? How many white people?
Number of White People413696Percentage of White people68.9%
Number of Black People69999Percentage of Black people11.7%
Number of Hispanic People196269Percentage of Hispanic people32.7%
Number of Asian People27737Percentage of Asian people4.7%
Number of American Indian People14995Percentage of American Indian people2.5%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Denver, Colorado

Percent college grads: 40.1%
Percent grad school grads: 15.8%
Unemployment rate: 7.8
Median house value: 240900
Median income: 45501

How many singles in Denver?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
58294534481.09men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
22139182901.21men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
18547177691.04men for each woman

Crimes in Denver, Colorado
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault19760%2%
Auto Theft32261%3%

Weather History for Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000103626052890
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Denver, Colorado?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year39151853
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0004297484971580

How many hot humid days a year does Denver, Colorado have?
How many cloudy days a year does Denver, Colorado have?
How many sunny days a year does Denver, Colorado have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Denver, Colorado have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year00462111081343014650

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.