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West Highland

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The West Highland neighborhood includes the northwestern part of what was the incorporated Town of Highlands. From its beginning as an elite suburb of the "unsavory" city of Denver in 1875, the town expanded until ... more



Most Recent Data

Indicator 2000 Data Most Recent Data Data Year
Total Population 8,531 8,540 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 673 585 2011
Total Births * 136 162 2011
% Births Non-Latino White * 62.5% 78.15% 2010
% Births African-American * 0% 0% 2010
% Births Latino * 33.09% 15.23% 2010
% Birth Native American * 0% 0% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 0% 3.31% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 0% 2008
Total Foreclosure Filings 11 49 2009

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Population and Households

General

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Total Population 8,540 600,158 2010
Households 4,256 263,107 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 585 77,366 2011
Total Births * 162 9,371 2011

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Race/Ethnicity

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Population Non-Latino White 75.78% 52.15% 2010
% Population African American 1.1% 9.73% 2010
% Population Latino 19.17% 31.82% 2010
% Population Native American 0.64% 0.59% 2010
% Population Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7% 3.32% 2010
% Population Other Race (Single Race Selected) 0.22% 0.2% 2010
% Population of 2 or More Races 1.36% 2.11% 2010
% Foreign Born 6.07% 17.42% 2000
% Adults Non-English Speaking 3.03% 9.2% 2000
% Births Non-Latino White * 78.15% 43.13% 2010
% Births African-American * 0% 10.93% 2010
% Births Latino * 15.23% 38.31% 2010
% Birth Native American * 0% 0.91% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 3.31% 3.82% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 1.96% 2008
% Births to Foreign Mothers * 9.49% 34.16% 2008

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Age

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Population under 6 7.63% 8.59% 2010
% Population 6-11 4.41% 7.05% 2010
% Population 12-17 3.22% 5.81% 2010
% Population 18-24 5.2% 10.41% 2010
% Population 25-34 24.72% 20.47% 2010
% Population 35-44 19.79% 14.96% 2010
% Population 45-54 12.7% 12.08% 2010
% Population 55-64 11.49% 10.29% 2010
% Population over 65 10.83% 10.35% 2010

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Families and Households

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Persons per Household 1.9549 2.2203 2010
% 1-Person Households 41.45% 40.6% 2010
% Families with Children 18.49% 24.8% 2010
% Families without Children 25.05% 22.71% 2010
% Non-Family Households 15.01% 11.89% 2010
% Children Living with Single Parents 25.02% 28.01% 2000
% Births to Teen Mothers (19 and under) * 1.99% 9.09% 2010
% Births to Unwed Mothers * 11.26% 25.32% 2010

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Mobility

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Persons Age 5+ Living in Denver Who Lived in a City Other than Denver in 1995 28.02% 33.01% 2000
% Households Living at Current Address Less than 1 Year 23.86% 28.68% 2000

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Youth

Student Demographics

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% DPS Non-Latino White Students 51.62% 22.22% 2009
% DPS African-American Students 1.51% 16.85% 2009
% DPS Latino Students 42.12% 56.08% 2009
% DPS Other Race Students 4.75% 4.84% 2009
% DPS Children Receiving Free School lunch 35.04% 73.04% 2011

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Newborns

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Premature Birth Rate * 4.43 9.86 2008
Low Birth Weight Rate * 6.96 9.58 2008
% Births to Women Receiving Late or No Prenatal Care * 3.8% 8.63% 2008

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Early Education

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Children under 12 in Subsidized Child Care 5.12% 6.87% 2003
# Licensed Child Care Slots 324 23,886 2003

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Economic Well Being

Poverty and Income

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Average Household Income $50,110 $55,129 2000
% Children (under 18) on TANF 3.31% 4.57% 2002
% Children (under 18) on Medicaid 13.41% 22.49% 2002
% Persons in poverty 9.27% 14.29% 2000
% Children (under 18) in Poverty 14.42% 20.82% 2000
% Families in Poverty 5.97% 10.63% 2000
% Single Mothers with Children in Poverty 23.62% 32.58% 2000
% Households with Income less than 100% of Denver's Median Income 48.62% 49.9% 2000
% Households with Income 100 to 200% of Denver's Median Income 33.15% 30.9% 2000
% Households with Income Greater than 200% of Denver's Median Income 18.23% 19.19% 2000
% Non-Latino Whites in Poverty 6.35% 7.8% 2000
% African-Americans in Poverty 0% 19.37% 2000
% Latinos in Poverty 15.47% 22.47% 2000
% Native Americans in Poverty 10.96% 27.3% 2000
% Asian and Pacific Islanders in Poverty 9.09% 16.83% 2000

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Labor and Employment

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Total jobs 2,640 486,669 2002
% Government Jobs 1.67% 5.41% 2002
% Service Jobs 25.27% 36.06% 2002
% Transportation, Communications & Public Utility Jobs 4.17% 9.09% 2002
% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Jobs 4.32% 7.12% 2002
% Manufacturing jobs 0.83% 5.93% 2002
% Retail Trade Jobs 18.37% 12.52% 2002
% Construction Jobs 1.1% 4.26% 2002
% Wholesale Trade Jobs 0.45% 5.37% 2002
% Mining jobs 0% 0.85% 2002
% Other jobs 43.83% 13.39% 2002
Average Annual Wage $16,059 $37,407 2000
Unemployed as % of Civilian Labor Force 4.73% 5.67% 2000

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Adult Education

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Persons age 25+ with less than 12th grade education 14.38% 21.11% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with high school only education 20.5% 20.01% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with some college but no degree 22.11% 19.52% 2000
% Persons Age 25+ with college degree (Associates or Better) 43.01% 39.37% 2000
% Births to women with less than 12th grade education * 141.14% 24.08% 2008

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Housing

Homeownership

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
# Housing Units 4,512 70,549 2010
% Housing Owner-Occupied 63.59% 52.48% 2000
% non-Latino White Homeowners 70.48% 62.62% 2000
% African-American Homeowners 36.11% 48.37% 2000
% Latino Homeowners 49.9% 49.11% 2000
% Native American Homeowners 45.52% 42% 2000
% Asian/Pacific Islander Homeowners 70% 44.87% 2000
Median Income for Home Purchasers $78,480 $65,400 2003
Average Loan Amount for Home Purchasers $195,324 $203,763 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - White 70.06% 65.23% 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - Non-White 70.83% 54.78% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - Total 5.36% 11.88% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - White 5.75% 9.24% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - African American 0% 18.92% 2002
% Sub-prime Loans - Latino 0% 8.2% 2002
Total Foreclosure Filings 49 6,101 2009

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Housing Characteristics

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Average Home Sale Price $266,931 $278,024 2003
% Housing Vacancy 5.67% 9.15% 2010
% Housing Publicly Subsidized 1.8% 6.6% 1999
% Renters paying more than 30% of income on Housing 35.29% 38.6% 2000
% of Overcrowded Housing Units 2.51% 7.71% 2000
% Housing Units Built Before 1940 64.83% 24.5% 2000

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Crime And Safety

Crime

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Property Crimes 87.6% 75.65% 2012
% Violent Crimes 4.2% 9.65% 2012
% Other Crimes 8.2% 14.71% 2012
Crime Rate per 1,000 Persons 56.09 60.19 2010
Burglary Crime Rate per 1,000 Households 19.06 15.84 2010
Violent crime rate per 1,000 Persons 2.46 5.21 2010

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Child Abuse

Indicator West Highland Denver Data Year Map
Confirmed Child Abuse & Neglect Rate 8.44 7.48 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Physical Abuse Rate 5.74 5.19 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Neglect Rate 7.52 11.56 2004
Out-of-Home Placement Rate 42.74 11.48 2004

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