Every city has its quirks and Denver is no exception. If you’re from the area, then you’ll probably agree with these 10 pieces of interesting city data.
- You drink microbrews even though Coors is right down the road.
There are 160 breweries in Colorado, which is 8% of the nation’s total. Coloradoans love local brews.
- You can’t eat a burrito unless it’s covered in green chili.
You don’t have to look far in Denver to find TexMex. GoTime.com lists 428 Tex-Mex restaurants in the area.
- You ski and so much more.
Nearly 20% of Denver adults report having skied within the last year, according to a recent Scarborough Research study. The research also found that Denver adults are more likely to take yoga classes, join a gym, and hike than adults in other parts of the country.
- You consider yourself eco-friendly.
Scarborough Research found that Denverites are more environmentally concerned than the rest of the country. For instance, 75% of Denver residents use energy efficient light bulbs compared to the 69% national average, and 44% of Denver residents buy locally grown food compared to the 32% national average. Even more interesting, 14% of Denver adults vote for politicians because of their stance on environmental issues, compared to the 7% national average.
- You don’t own a snow blower.
It’s true that parts of Colorado receive incredible amounts of snow, but not Denver. The city
sees an average of 16 inches of precipitation a year. Snow rarely sits on the ground for long. Denver residents see a number of 50 and 60 degrees throughout the winter months.
- You wear sun block throughout the year.
In addition to warm temps, Denver has a lot of sunny days – 300 sunny days on average. Given the high altitude, it is bright in Denver! Sun block and sunglasses are a necessity.
- You wake up parched.
While we’re on the topic of weather, Denver has very low humidity. As a result, residents often suffer from dry skin, chapped lips, and crazy thirst.
- You can’t remember the last time you swatted a mosquito.
Given the altitude and semi-arid climate, Denver residents don’t have to bother too much with bugs.
- You know what it means when someone says “Boulder Bubble”.
Boulder, Colorado, is 30 miles from Downtown Denver. Home of the University of Colorado, the Flatirons, and a booming start-up scene, many “Boulderites” have a reputation for staying within Boulder County and rarely visiting Denver.
- You work for yourself.
That same Scarborough research found that Denver adults are 52% more likely to be self-employed or be small business owners.
This is a guest post by Allison Murray. Allison recommends finding more information about Denver statistics and other city stats at Dialog.Scarborough.com.by