20,000 companies with 200,000 employees. Six jurisdictions and 18 business parks. 45 million square feet of office space. Home to the country’s 2nd busiest general aviation airport. Home to six Fortune 500 Companies. New campus for Charles Schwab. This is prime real estate to conduct business—your business.
What areas does Denver South cover? Major parts of the southern I-25 corridor, stretching from I-225 on the north to Lincoln Avenue on the South. This includes portions of the City and Country of Denver (Denver Tech Center), Arapahoe (Unincorporated Centennial, Greenwood Village) and Douglas Counties (Unincorporated, Lone Tree).
251,500 people call Denver South home, and those people are bound to get more neighbors. Since 2010, certain areas within Denver South have seen impressive growth in population such as the City and County of Denver (+7.3%), Douglas County (+6.6%) and Lone Tree (+17.2%)—more substantial than the metro-wide area (+5.5%).
77% of all households in Denver South bring home annual incomes exceeding $90,000. Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree are even slightly higher at more than $100,000. That’s a noticeably bigger payday than the median of Metro Denver ($62,700) and Colorado itself ($58,400).
Multiple nationally-ranked universities are just a short drive away from Denver South, including the prestigious University of Colorado-Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines. In addition, Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Community College of Aurora and Community College of Denver serve local businesses and their surrounding neighborhoods.
Great businesses thrive by investing in an even greater asset. People. The most educated and high-tech pros work and live right here in Denver South. Companies like yours seeking such top talent can be discovered even faster through custom reports ran through our research partner Arapahoe/Douglas Works. Ask us about it.
Denver South’s employment centralizes around professional and business services, financial activities, and wholesale/retail trade industries, a collective representation of more than 56 percent of total employment for the region and 8 percent for Metro Denver. For the Metro Denver financial and information sectors, more than one-third is in Denver South.
Between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014, employment rose by 7,500 jobs or 3.7%. 3,400 of those jobs alone comprised the education and health services sector, many which are found in recently completed projects including the Children’s Hospital South Campus, Kaiser Permanente’s Lone Tree medical office and MorningStar Senior Living facilities. It’s a celebrated rise in South Denver that’s four times more than the broader Metro Denver region. The professional and business services sector added on 1,500 new jobs.
In terms of income, the average annual salary reported shows Denver South ($69,200) well ahead of Metro Denver ($56,500). Eight of twelve supersectors in the Denver South region have wages higher than the Metro Denver average.
Our region’s highest average annual wages:
Mining and logging: $126,900
Youthful energy dominates the Denver South region with a higher proportion of people of people than in Metro Denver and Colorado itself. 35-54 year olds, in particular comprise one-third of the population with only 8.4 percent 65 years and old (as compared to Metro Denver at 10.5% and Colorado at 11.4%).