Skip to main content
An Overview of Poverty in Metro Denver Our Changing Denver Region Series
An Overview of Poverty in Metro Denver


This brief, which was created for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver program, provides an overview of poverty in metro Denver, including a look at how the household income continuum impacts families living in the region and a map of where the non-White population in poverty is located.

Driving Social Change

By showing the gap that exists between the number of families that earn above the Federal Poverty Level but are not living within the Self Sufficiency Standard for our region, we are able to understand and support the portion of our population that does not qualify for poverty support programs like food stamps and Medicaid but still struggles to make ends meet.

Key Findings


percent of people living in poverty in metro Denver are children under 18

Partner with us

Partner with us

Shift contracts with social change organizations that are interested in using data to make more informed decisions. Tell us about your work to see if we can help.

Stay up to date