During 2010, Denver’s Great Kids Head Start completed a comprehensive community assessment of the early care and education needs of low-income children birth to age five and their families. Included in the assessment is information on the demographic make-up of Head Start and Early Head Start children residing in the City and County of Denver, data on children with disabilities, and information regarding family needs related to health, nutrition and social services.
The information below includes links to briefing papers, the full report, and maps including the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Denver’s neighborhoods.
Samples of key findings include:
- Of the 61,057 children under age six living in Denver, 11,937 live in poverty, which for 2011 is $22,350 for a family of four.
- Denver is comprised of 48.5% racially/culturally diverse population groups.
- Denver’s non-English speaking populations under 18 make up more than half of the poverty level groups.