Once a cow town, Denver has become an increasingly sophisticated city.  Denver is a city filled with many different cultures, and many residents of the city were not born in the United States. The population of Denver and its surrounding metro area is approximately three million people, and the number of people living here has grown significantly. In fact, more than one million of the current Denver-area residents moved here within the past 20 years.

The most popular ethnicities of people who live in the Denver area are Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American. Due to the fact that all of these people have diverse cultural backgrounds, Denver is an area that sees people celebrate and experience many different religions, festivals, celebrations, and ways of life.

Not only is the culture in Denver diverse, but the city is also known for how educated it is. In fact, it is one of the most educated cities in the United States, with over 90 percent of its residents with high school diplomas and over 30 percent with college degrees.

Denver is also a young city with the median age being about 32, with many young professionals flocking to the city from across the country.

Denver is renown as being a healthy city. It has been named as the fittest city in the country has one of the lowest obesity rates in America. Denver promotes an active and recreational lifestyle, with so many outdoor activities readily available to its residents. It remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country.