A medium-size city located in Colorado, Arvada has a population of just under 116,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 40, is a little older compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Most residents own their homes in Arvada, and 27% of residents rent. At $1,259 a month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Arvada. The four most common are retail, healthcare, scientific, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 24% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of nearly $89K, Arvada workers bring in more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Arvada has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 17% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Arvada has an average commute time of about 30 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 47% of residents, while public transit isn't used much. Not many workers commute on foot.