Looking at the Urban Institute Study, can we compare Denver with Bronx CB 8? Absolutely!

Economic & Demographic Data http://bit.ly/4viDXQ

Denver County At A Glance
Square Miles   …………………… 156.0
Population  ………………………  544,759
Median Age  …………………….   33.4 yrs.
Households  …………………….. 240,181
Labor Force   ……………………   312,283
Number of Jobs   ………………..  425,692
Average Wage   …………………   $45,880
Student Enrollment (K-12)   ……  72,489

Denver Labor Force
Total Labor Force:  Denver – 312,283, Denver Metro – 1,294,086
Employed:  Denver – 293,698, Denver Metro – 1,229,070
Unemployed: Denver – 18,585, Denver Metro – 65,016

Population
Denver County:  544,759
Denver Metro:  2,176,687

Climate
Average Days of Sunshine:   300
Hottest Month:  July (73.4° average)
Coldest Month:  January (29.2° average)
Annual Precipitation:  15.8 inches (average)
Annual Snowfall:  60.3 inches (average)
Average Humidity:  40%

Cultural Diversity
American Indian/Alaskan Native:  1%
Asian:  3%
Black/African-American:  11%
Hispanic:  35%
White:  49%
Other/two or more races:  1%

Housing Costs
Avg. Single Family Home:  $276,950
Avg. Monthly Rent, 2 Bed/1 Bath:  $789.24
Number of Homes Sold in 2003:  8,861
Volume of Sales in 2003:  $2,454,052,217

For more detailed information use the demographic data search tool

(Information provided by 2000 Census)

Community Board 8 in the Bronx has the following profile from City Planning.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/lucds/bx8profile.pdf

In its latest Statement of Needs, CB 8 stated:

The following statistics provide a profile of Bronx Community Board No. 8, according to the Department of City Planning, based upon the statistics from the 2005-2007 three year estimates of population data from the American Community Survey (PUMA5 03701):

BXCB8 has 110,210 persons (total population) living within our boundaries:

  • Nearly 42% of BXCB8 community is of Hispanic origin
  • 14.6% Black/African American
  • 4.6% are Asian
  • Nearly 26% of the total population is under 19 years old
  • Nearly 20% are over 65 years old
  • 80% are employed
  • 26% are enrolled in a school

According to the 2000 census (total population 101,332):

  • 71.8% of the total population are renters
  • 21.5% are not proficient in English and 71.5% of this group speaks Spanish at home
  • Thirty-two percent (32%) of the total population is foreign born:
    • 62% from Latin America (up from 48.4% in 2000 census)
    • 19.5% from Europe (down from 28.5% in 2000 census)
    • 12.6% from Asia
    • 5% from Africa.

According to the 2000 census, of the 27 census tracts that make up BXCB8, 6 tracts have 30% or more persons living below the poverty level and 4 of those tracts have more than 30% of families living below the poverty level.

Why did we supply this information here today?  Because the report on Supportive Housing issued by HUD used Denver as a model.   It was a study commissioned by The Urban Institute. The full version of the study is available freely online at:
http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/suppsvcs/support.html


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