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West Colfax

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Originally, Colfax was known to residents of Denver in the early 20th century as "No Man's Land", and "Jim Town." This area was sparsely settled but did contain several mansions of wealthy families as ... more



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Indicator 2000 Data Most Recent Data Data Year
Total Population 10,825 9,740 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 1,701 1,532 2011
Total Births * 341 169 2011
% Births Non-Latino White * 14.37% 29.29% 2010
% Births African-American * 2.64% 3.03% 2010
% Births Latino * 78.89% 63.64% 2010
% Birth Native American * 2.05% 2.02% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 2.05% 0% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 0% 2008
Total Foreclosure Filings 11 105 2009

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Population and Households

General

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Total Population 9,740 600,158 2010
Households 3,703 263,107 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 1,532 77,366 2011
Total Births * 169 9,371 2011

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Race/Ethnicity

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Population Non-Latino White 29.52% 52.15% 2010
% Population African American 3.95% 9.73% 2010
% Population Latino 61.86% 31.82% 2010
% Population Native American 1.42% 0.59% 2010
% Population Asian/Pacific Islander 1.58% 3.32% 2010
% Population Other Race (Single Race Selected) 0.27% 0.2% 2010
% Population of 2 or More Races 1.33% 2.11% 2010
% Foreign Born 33% 17.42% 2000
% Adults Non-English Speaking 22.1% 9.2% 2000
% Births Non-Latino White * 29.29% 43.13% 2010
% Births African-American * 3.03% 10.93% 2010
% Births Latino * 63.64% 38.31% 2010
% Birth Native American * 2.02% 0.91% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 0% 3.82% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 1.96% 2008
% Births to Foreign Mothers * 40.71% 34.16% 2008

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Age

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Population under 6 11.87% 8.59% 2010
% Population 6-11 9.06% 7.05% 2010
% Population 12-17 7.37% 5.81% 2010
% Population 18-24 11.9% 10.41% 2010
% Population 25-34 18.23% 20.47% 2010
% Population 35-44 12.8% 14.96% 2010
% Population 45-54 10.95% 12.08% 2010
% Population 55-64 8.18% 10.29% 2010
% Population over 65 9.63% 10.35% 2010

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Families and Households

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Persons per Household 2.5736 2.2203 2010
% 1-Person Households 35.78% 40.6% 2010
% Families with Children 34.19% 24.8% 2010
% Families without Children 19.04% 22.71% 2010
% Non-Family Households 10.99% 11.89% 2010
% Children Living with Single Parents 34.13% 28.01% 2000
% Births to Teen Mothers (19 and under) * 17.68% 9.09% 2010
% Births to Unwed Mothers * 33.84% 25.32% 2010

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Mobility

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Persons Age 5+ Living in Denver Who Lived in a City Other than Denver in 1995 32.22% 33.01% 2000
% Households Living at Current Address Less than 1 Year 31.42% 28.68% 2000

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Youth

Student Demographics

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% DPS Non-Latino White Students 7.61% 22.22% 2009
% DPS African-American Students 6.29% 16.85% 2009
% DPS Latino Students 83.61% 56.08% 2009
% DPS Other Race Students 2.49% 4.84% 2009
% DPS Children Receiving Free School lunch 93.47% 73.04% 2011

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Newborns

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Premature Birth Rate * 12.65 9.86 2008
Low Birth Weight Rate * 13.83 9.58 2008
% Births to Women Receiving Late or No Prenatal Care * 14.23% 8.63% 2008

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Early Education

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Children under 12 in Subsidized Child Care 8.22% 6.87% 2003
# Licensed Child Care Slots 108 23,886 2003

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Economic Well Being

Poverty and Income

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Average Household Income $34,930 $55,129 2000
% Children (under 18) on TANF 6.86% 4.57% 2002
% Children (under 18) on Medicaid 31.93% 22.49% 2002
% Persons in poverty 28.85% 14.29% 2000
% Children (under 18) in Poverty 36.63% 20.82% 2000
% Families in Poverty 24.72% 10.63% 2000
% Single Mothers with Children in Poverty 55.63% 32.58% 2000
% Households with Income less than 100% of Denver's Median Income 68.75% 49.9% 2000
% Households with Income 100 to 200% of Denver's Median Income 25.56% 30.9% 2000
% Households with Income Greater than 200% of Denver's Median Income 5.69% 19.19% 2000
% Non-Latino Whites in Poverty 19.63% 7.8% 2000
% African-Americans in Poverty 67.65% 19.37% 2000
% Latinos in Poverty 29.67% 22.47% 2000
% Native Americans in Poverty 32.46% 27.3% 2000
% Asian and Pacific Islanders in Poverty 36.15% 16.83% 2000

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Labor and Employment

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Total jobs 4,420 486,669 2002
% Government Jobs 0.45% 5.41% 2002
% Service Jobs 67.81% 36.06% 2002
% Transportation, Communications & Public Utility Jobs 0.05% 9.09% 2002
% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Jobs 0.97% 7.12% 2002
% Manufacturing jobs 0.02% 5.93% 2002
% Retail Trade Jobs 9.05% 12.52% 2002
% Construction Jobs 0.45% 4.26% 2002
% Wholesale Trade Jobs 0.43% 5.37% 2002
% Mining jobs 0% 0.85% 2002
% Other jobs 20.77% 13.39% 2002
Average Annual Wage $39,595 $37,407 2000
Unemployed as % of Civilian Labor Force 14.1% 5.67% 2000

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Adult Education

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Persons age 25+ with less than 12th grade education 45.01% 21.11% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with high school only education 27.51% 20.01% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with some college but no degree 12.5% 19.52% 2000
% Persons Age 25+ with college degree (Associates or Better) 14.98% 39.37% 2000
% Births to women with less than 12th grade education * 3.16% 24.08% 2008

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Housing

Homeownership

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
# Housing Units 4,049 70,549 2010
% Housing Owner-Occupied 28.71% 52.48% 2000
% non-Latino White Homeowners 41.92% 62.62% 2000
% African-American Homeowners 3.17% 48.37% 2000
% Latino Homeowners 31.81% 49.11% 2000
% Native American Homeowners 25.4% 42% 2000
% Asian/Pacific Islander Homeowners 13.86% 44.87% 2000
Median Income for Home Purchasers $66,490 $65,400 2003
Average Loan Amount for Home Purchasers $184,122 $203,763 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - White 58.62% 65.23% 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - Non-White 56.63% 54.78% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - Total 30.3% 11.88% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - White 22.92% 9.24% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - African American 100% 26.09% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - Latino 30.3% 16.09% 2003
Total Foreclosure Filings 105 6,101 2009

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Housing Characteristics

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Average Home Sale Price $228,127 $278,024 2003
% Housing Vacancy 8.55% 9.15% 2010
% Housing Publicly Subsidized 22.3% 6.6% 1999
% Renters paying more than 30% of income on Housing 42.95% 38.6% 2000
% of Overcrowded Housing Units 23.9% 7.71% 2000
% Housing Units Built Before 1940 22.74% 24.5% 2000

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Crime And Safety

Crime

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
% Property Crimes 68.1% 75.65% 2012
% Violent Crimes 12.2% 9.65% 2012
% Other Crimes 19.71% 14.71% 2012
Crime Rate per 1,000 Persons 70.02 60.19 2010
Burglary Crime Rate per 1,000 Households 24.45 15.84 2010
Violent crime rate per 1,000 Persons 8.11 5.21 2010

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Child Abuse

Indicator West Colfax Denver Data Year Map
Confirmed Child Abuse & Neglect Rate 13.34 7.48 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Physical Abuse Rate 5.76 5.19 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Neglect Rate 15.59 11.56 2004
Out-of-Home Placement Rate 2.4 11.48 2004

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