Piton Foundaton 2010 Census Project

As the 2010 Census data for metro Denver become available, The Piton Foundation is analyzing the data for use by public officials, program providers, and everyday citizens to learn how our metro Denver communities are changing. On this site you can find data briefs, maps, graphics and raw data files. We've also created a new web-mapping tool to allow you to easily find data at the census tract level in metro Denver.

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Census Briefs (Released June 2011)

Census Brief 1

Regional Focus:

As Hispanic Population Grows, Metro Counties Look More Like Denver

Continued growth of the Hispanic population is fueling the overall population increase in metro Denver. The 2010 Census counted 607,694 Hispanics in the seven-county metro area, making up 22% of the total population. Download Brief

Census Brief 2

Neighborhood Focus:

Denver's Growth Slows, Racial Diversity Unchanged

The 2010 Census data reveal that the overall population growth in Denver, as well as the growth of minority groups, was much slower than in the suburban counties. But within Denver, these factors varied greatly by neighborhood. Download Brief

Census Brief 3

Youth Focus:

Among Denver and Metro Area's Youngest, Analysis Finds More Racial Diversity

The 2010 Census data reveal that the overall population growth in Denver, as well as the growth of minority groups, was much slower than in the suburban counties. But within Denver, these factors varied greatly by neighborhood. Download Brief

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Important data note:


Unlike previous decennial years, the U.S. Census Bureau only conducted its “short-form” survey in 2010, gathering basic information such as age, sex, race and ethnicity. The Census Bureau did not conduct the long-form survey that used to gather additional population characteristics such as income, poverty and educational attainment. The long-form has been replaced with the American Community Survey. Read more about “How the 2010 Census is Different”.