The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Colorado For 2021


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Colorado.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the most diverse places in Colorado.


Most Diverse Cities In Colorado

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven't dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it's not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Colorado where there's a high level of diversity -- where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 78 cities in Colorado from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Colorado for 2021:

  1. Aurora
  2. Fountain
  3. Denver
  4. Commerce City
  5. Fort Morgan
  6. Avon
  7. Evans
  8. La Junta
  9. Thornton
  10. Trinidad

So what city is the most diverse in Colorado? According to the most Census data, Aurora took the number one over all spot for diversity in Colorado.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Colorado ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out:

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Colorado For 2021

Aurora, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 369,111

HHI: 3,094
% White: 44.4%
% African American: 15.9%
% Asian: 6.4%
More on Aurora: PhotosData

Fountain, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 29,784

HHI: 3,639
% White: 53.5%
% African American: 8.2%
% Asian: 4.6%
More on Fountain: PhotosData

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 705,576

HHI: 3,928
% White: 54.2%
% African American: 8.9%
% Asian: 3.6%
More on Denver: PhotosData

Commerce City, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 56,448

HHI: 4,198
% White: 41.9%
% African American: 4.2%
% Asian: 1.8%
More on Commerce City: PhotosData

Fort Morgan, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,377

HHI: 4,208
% White: 38.3%
% African American: 7.7%
% Asian: 0.7%
More on Fort Morgan: PhotosData

Avon, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,539

HHI: 4,271
% White: 51.8%
% African American: 3.0%
% Asian: 0.9%
More on Avon: PhotosData

Evans, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,533

HHI: 4,306
% White: 48.0%
% African American: 1.3%
% Asian: 3.4%
More on Evans: PhotosData

La Junta, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,893

HHI: 4,312
% White: 50.5%
% African American: 1.1%
% Asian: 2.2%
More on La Junta: PhotosData

Thornton, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 136,868

HHI: 4,344
% White: 56.1%
% African American: 2.0%
% Asian: 4.8%
More on Thornton: PhotosData

Trinidad, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,080

HHI: 4,416
% White: 43.3%
% African American: 0.1%
% Asian: 1.6%
More on Trinidad: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Colorado for 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Colorado.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 78 cities.

We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 3,094 (Aurora) to 8,844 (Cherry Hills Village).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Aurora took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Cherry Hills Village was the least diverse city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Colorado ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Diversity Across Colorado

If you're looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Colorado, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Colorado:

  1. Cherry Hills Village
  2. Vail
  3. Manitou Springs

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Colorado For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 Aurora, CO 369,111 3,094
2 Fountain, CO 29,784 3,639
3 Denver, CO 705,576 3,928
4 Commerce City, CO 56,448 4,198
5 Fort Morgan, CO 11,377 4,208
6 Avon, CO 6,539 4,271
7 Evans, CO 20,533 4,306
8 La Junta, CO 6,893 4,312
9 Thornton, CO 136,868 4,344
10 Trinidad, CO 8,080 4,416
11 Brighton, CO 39,836 4,439
12 Alamosa, CO 9,441 4,463
13 Pueblo, CO 110,841 4,511
14 Glendale, CO 5,177 4,546
15 Northglenn, CO 38,973 4,548
16 Greeley, CO 105,888 4,584
17 Lamar, CO 7,564 4,706
18 Lochbuie, CO 6,388 4,757
19 Edgewater, CO 5,328 4,829
20 Fort Lupton, CO 8,133 4,861
21 Carbondale, CO 6,785 4,903
22 Sheridan, CO 6,089 4,918
23 Cortez, CO 8,675 4,973
24 Federal Heights, CO 12,745 4,981
25 Westminster, CO 112,962 5,032
26 Colorado Springs, CO 464,871 5,083
27 Dacono, CO 5,534 5,134
28 Rifle, CO 9,650 5,231
29 Glenwood Springs, CO 9,915 5,288
30 Longmont, CO 94,445 5,291
31 Lakewood, CO 155,146 5,303
32 Gypsum, CO 7,173 5,318
33 Sterling, CO 14,478 5,356
34 Superior, CO 13,077 5,445
35 Delta, CO 8,829 5,613
36 Milliken, CO 7,185 5,738
37 Eaton, CO 5,317 5,840
38 Salida, CO 5,791 5,894
39 Lone Tree, CO 12,923 5,894
40 Brush, CO 5,395 5,901
41 Lafayette, CO 28,742 5,902
42 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,331 5,904
43 Eagle, CO 6,856 5,976
44 Firestone, CO 14,033 5,997
45 Englewood, CO 34,259 6,039
46 Broomfield, CO 67,886 6,096
47 Montrose, CO 19,238 6,117
48 Craig, CO 8,928 6,178
49 Frederick, CO 12,767 6,310
50 Greenwood Village, CO 15,738 6,375
51 Centennial, CO 110,218 6,405
52 Grand Junction, CO 62,062 6,426
53 Boulder, CO 106,392 6,479
54 Parker, CO 54,352 6,486
55 Monument, CO 7,398 6,494
56 Durango, CO 18,588 6,501
57 Littleton, CO 47,989 6,519
58 Fort Collins, CO 165,609 6,546
59 Arvada, CO 118,746 6,614
60 John, CO 14,910 6,678
61 Fruita, CO 13,236 6,826
62 Erie, CO 24,223 6,935
63 Castle Rock, CO 62,417 7,146
64 Loveland, CO 76,972 7,212
65 Louisville, CO 20,860 7,309
66 Wellington, CO 9,272 7,376
67 Golden, CO 20,693 7,386
68 Berthoud, CO 7,191 7,455
69 Castle Pines, CO 10,591 7,470
70 Gunnison, CO 6,403 7,536
71 Windsor, CO 26,806 7,574
72 Aspen, CO 7,431 7,602
73 Steamboat Springs, CO 12,928 7,646
74 Estes Park, CO 6,377 7,707
75 Woodland Park, CO 7,555 8,017
76 Manitou Springs, CO 5,283 8,303
77 Vail, CO 5,479 8,471
78 Cherry Hills Village, CO 6,647 8,844

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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