Denver County

Denver is the heart of the front range metropolitan area. A city on the fast track, this gorgeous setting has become the focal point for commerce, technology, culture, and industry. It is easy to fall in love with the mile high city and Colorado. A pioneering spirit, genuinely friendly people, and opportunity abound. Welcome!!

Since 1970, metro Denver has grown by almost half, to a combined metro population of well over 2.35 million people. That equates to a growth rate of 4% per year. The majority of growth comes from new business and people relocating from around the country for a quality of life unsurpassed. The Corporation for Economic Development, based in Washington, gave Colorado top grades in economic performance, business vitality, and development capacity. The Sporting News gave Denver a 10+ rating in the professional sports category. No other state received A's in all these categories.

Denver is in a very desirable position as a center for national and international commerce, as well as being a very pleasurable environment for people to live and work. While the city's reputation for its beautiful mountain views, warm summer days and brisk sunny winters is fairly well known, Denver's ideal location on the globe puts Denverites practically in the middle of the United States and just about halfway between Munich and Tokyo. This provides Denver with the unique ability to communicate with these two banking centers, via satellite, on the same business day—a feat that cannot be accomplished in any other major city in the world, and one that will be utilized through advanced telecommunications networks in the very near future.

Some other highlights that are sure to brighten Denver’s future is the Pepsi Center, a multi-use arena used by the Nuggets basketball team and the Avalanche Ice Hockey team, along with other attractions and events. The Downtown Aquarium is a world-class aquarium, where guests can see 15,000 fish, as well as swimming Sumatran tigers, sea otters, and river otters.

  • Area: 154.63 square miles
  • Elevation: 5,280 feet (Mile High City)
  • Population: 540,566
  • Property Taxes: 1.2% to 1.4% per $1,000 Assessed Value
  • Sales Taxes: 7.3% (State 3%, City 3.5%, Misc. 0.8%)
  • School District: Denver
  • City of Denver Website