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CB08-FFSE.05
Aug. 22, 2008

Special Edition
2008 Presidential Nominating Conventions

Political parties in the United States hold nominating conventions every four years to formally select who will be their presidential candidate. This year, the Democratic National Convention will begin Aug. 25 in Denver. The Republican National Convention will begin on Sept. 1 in St. Paul, Minn. The U.S. Census Bureau provides social, economic, demographic and business data for the two host cities, or their surrounding counties.

Denver

588,349

Population of Denver, Colo.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2007.html>

74.2%

The percentage of eligible voters (18 and older who were citizens) in Colorado who were registered in the last presidential election.
Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>

82%

Percentage of Denver residents age 25 and older who are high school graduates or higher.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

36.3%

Percentage of Denver residents age 25 and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

17.1%

Percentage of the population who are foreign-born.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

8.7%

Percentage of the population who are veterans.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

34.4%

Percentage of Denver residents who are Hispanic or Latino.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

50.7%

Percentage of Denver residents who are white and not Hispanic.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

10.1%

Percentage of Denver residents who are black or African-American.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

3.4%

Percentage of Denver residents who are Asian.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

1.3%

Percentage of Denver residents who are American Indian or Alaska Native.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

0.2%

Percentage of Denver residents who are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

35.3 years

Median age of Denver residents.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

24.4%

Percentage of the population under 18 years old.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

10.4%

Percentage of the population 65 years and older.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

29.5%

Percentage of the Denver population 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

33.0%

Percentage of Denver families that are married-couple families with their own children under 18 years.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

25.7%

Percentage of females 20 years and older who have never married.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

32.8%

Percentage of males 20 years and older who have never married.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

23.8 minutes

Mean travel time to work for Denver residents.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

$40,900

Median household income in Denver.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

20.0%

Percentage of individuals in Denver who are living in poverty.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

54,339

Number of employees in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, which employs the largest number of people in Denver County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

$2.35 billion

Annual payroll for the Health Care and Social Assistance sector in Denver County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

2,025

The number of Health Care and Social Assistance establishments in Denver County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

St. Paul, Minn.

277,251

Population of St. Paul, Minn.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2007.html>

84.5%

The percentage of eligible voters (citizens 18 and older) in Minnesota who were registered in the last presidential election.
Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>

87.4%

Percentage of St. Paul residents age 25 and older who are high school graduates or higher.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

37.9%

Percentage of St. Paul residents age 25 and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

13.8%

Percentage of the population who are foreign-born.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

8.1%

Percentage of the population who are veterans.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

6.3%

Percentage of Ramsey County, which encompasses St. Paul, who are Hispanic or Latino.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates; population estimates by age, race and Hispanic origin are not available at the city level. <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

72.9%

Percentage of Ramsey County who are white and not Hispanic.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

9.6%

Percentage of Ramsey County residents who are black or African-American.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

8.7%

Percentage of Ramsey County residents who are Asian.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

0.9%

Percentage of Ramsey County residents who are American Indian or Alaska Native.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

0.1%

Percentage of Ramsey County residents who are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

37.1 years

Median age of Ramsey County residents.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

24.3%

Percentage of the Ramsey County population under 18 years old.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

12.7%

Percentage of the Ramsey County population 65 years and older.
Source: 2007 Population Estimates <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>

22.9%

Percentage of the St. Paul population 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

29.5%

Percentage of St. Paul families that are married-couple families with their own children under 18 years
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

32.6%

Percentage of females 20 years and older who have never married.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

35.3%

Percentage of males 20 years and older who have never married.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

21.2 minutes

Mean travel time to work for St. Paul residents.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

$43,654

Median household income in St. Paul.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

20.9%

Percentage of individuals in St. Paul who are living in poverty.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey <http://factfinder.census.gov/>

49,894

Number of employees in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, which employs the largest number of people in Ramsey County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

$1.9 billion

Annual payroll for the Health Care and Social Assistance sector in Ramsey County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

1,708

The number of Health Care and Social Assistance establishments in Ramsey County.
Source: 2006 County Business Patterns <http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml>

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