Geography also allows Denver to have a considerable government presence, with many federal agencies based or having offices in the Denver area. Along with federal agencies come many companies based on US defense and space projects, and more jobs are brought to the city by virtue of its being the capital of the state of Colorado. The Denver area is home to the former nuclear weapons plant Rocky Flats, the Denver Federal Center, Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and United States Courthouse, the Denver Mint, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Denver's west-central geographic location in the Mountain Time Zone (UTC−7) also benefits the telecommunications industry by allowing communication with both North American coasts, South America, Europe, and Asia in the same business day. Denver's location on the 105th meridian at over one mile (1.6 km) in elevation also enables it to be the largest city in the U.S. to offer a "one-bounce" real-time satellite uplink to six continents in the same business day. Qwest Communications, Dish Network Corporation, Starz-Encore, DIRECTV, and Comcast are a few of the many telecommunications companies with operations in the Denver area. These and other high-tech companies had a boom in Denver in the mid to late 1990s. After a rise in unemployment in the Great Recession, Denver's unemployment rate recovered and had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at 2.6% in November 2016. As of December 2016, the unemployment rate for the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA is 2.6%. The Downtown region has seen increased real estate investment with the construction of several new skyscrapers from 2010 onward and major development around Denver Union Station.
There were 250,906 households, of which 23.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.1% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27, and the average family size was 3.14.
El Centro de Negocios Qwest (tel: +1(0)303 317 0988) está situado en la zona de embarque B. Aquí están disponibles computadoras e internet. En la zona de embarque A, hay dos pequeñas salas de reuniones disponibles a $25 por hora, más información a través de la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos (tel: +1(0)303 342 2250). Amplias instalaciones de negocios están disponibles en los hoteles cercanos al aeropuerto, incluyendo el Hilton Garden Inn y Courtyard by Marriott. Estos hoteles ofrecen salas de reuniones y salas de conferencias, así como otras instalaciones de negocios.
July is the warmest month, with a daily average temperature of 74.2 °F (23.4 °C). Summers range from mild to hot with occasional, sometimes severe, afternoon thunderstorms and high temperatures reaching 90 °F (32 °C) on 38 days annually, and occasionally 100 °F (38 °C). December, the coldest month of the year, has a daily average temperature of 29.9 °F (−1.2 °C). Winters consist of periods of snow and very low temperatures alternating with periods of milder weather due to the warming effect of Chinook winds. In winter, daytime highs can exceed 60 °F (16 °C) but also often fail to reach 32 °F (0 °C) during periods of cold weather and can even fail to rise above 0 °F (−18 °C) on occasion. On the coldest nights of the year, lows can easily fall to −10 °F (−23 °C) or below. Snowfall is common throughout the late fall, winter and early spring, averaging 53.5 inches (136 cm) for 1981–2010. The average window for measurable (≥0.1 in or 0.25 cm) snow is October 17 through April 27; however, measurable snowfall has fallen in Denver as early as September 4 and as late as June 3. Extremes in temperature range from −29 °F (−34 °C) on January 9, 1875, up to 105 °F (41 °C) as recently as June 29, 2018. Due to the city's high elevation and aridity, diurnal temperature variation is large throughout the year.
El Calificación de GreatSchools ayuda a padres comparar las escuelas dentro de un estado basan en una variedad de la escuela de indicadores de calidad y ofrece una útil sobre cómo cada uno de manera efectiva la escuela sirve todos sus estudiantes. Las calificaciones están en una escala de 1 (por debajo del promedio) a 10 (encima del promedio) y puede incluir los puntajes de prueba, preparación universitaria, el progreso académica, de los campos de avanzada, de valores de participación de capital, disciplina y la asistencia de datos. El hotel también informar a los padres para visitar escuelas, considere otras información sobre el desempeño y los programas escolares, y tenga en cuenta las necesidades para la familia como parte del proceso de selección de la escuela.
A highway expansion and transit project for the southern I-25 corridor, dubbed T-REX (Transportation Expansion Project), was completed on November 17, 2006. The project installed wider and additional highway lanes, and improved highway access and drainage. The project also includes a light rail line that traverses from downtown to the south end of the metro area at Lincoln Avenue. The project spanned almost 19 miles (31 km) along the highway with an additional line traveling parallel to part of I-225, stopping just short of Parker Road.
En la taquilla del Estadio Akron se desarrollan diversas actividades para las cuales se implementaron sistemas de alta tecnología, cuenta con área de oficinas, tiene estratégicamente ubicada una bóveda, cajero automático, sanitarios, 20 ventanillas de atención blindadas (16 generales y 4 de acreditaciones) cuyo sistema de voz permite una mejor interacción entre el interior y exterior, área de prensa y puertas de seguridad que funcionan con un mecanismo de huellas dactilares.
No hay derrotas, de momento, en el casillero de los Nuggets. Los de Denver caminan 4-0 y son uno de los cinco planteles de la NBA, y los únicos en el Oeste junto con New Orleans, que no saben lo que es perder en la 2018-19. Este rédito les permite ser líderes de su conferencia, aprovechando bien el hecho de tener de inicio unos cuantos partidos como locales.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Denver, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco. Amtrak Thruway service operated by private bus companies links the Denver station with Rocky Mountain points. In 2017 a bill was introduced into the state legislature to connect towns and cities along the Front Range with an additional Amtrak line or state-funded alternative.
Denver is in the center of the Front Range Urban Corridor, between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east. Denver's topography consists of plains in the city center with hilly areas to the north, west and south. According to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 155 square miles (401 km2), of which 153 square miles (396 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (1.1%) is water. The City and County of Denver is surrounded by only three other counties: Adams County to the north and east, Arapahoe County to the south and east, and Jefferson County to the west.