Colorado State

Colorado is a US state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 22nd most populous of the 50 United States.

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,187,582 on July 1, 2012, an increase of +3.15% since the 2010 United States Census.

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As of 2012, Colorado has a total population of 4,977,319 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.66%.

The median home price Colorado is $214,530 with the median age of the buyer being 27. Homes in Colorado have appreciatied over the last by -3.62%.

Public schools in Colorado spend approximately $4,915 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 15.9.

Colorado has an unemployment rate of 6.60%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -4.19% with a projected future job growth of 25.02%.

Colorado has an average commute time of 26.7 compared to the national average of 27.8.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Colorado is a 4 in violent crime and a 4 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.

In terms of political affiliations in Colorado, 53.660% of people are Democrats, 44.710% are Republicans and 1.632% are registered Independent.

Colorado People


In 2012, the population of Colorado was 4,977,319. Colorado has a population density of 48 (how many people live in one square mile.

Family in Colorado

The median age in Colorado is 36.1, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 50.32% of the population of Colorado, while females make up 49.68% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).

The average household size in Colorado is 2.55 people across 1,909,037. 59.16% of people are married in Colorado while 40.84% are single.

Local PopulationColoradoUnited States
Population Density4887
Population Change15.66%9.00%
Median Age36.136.8
Household Size2.552.59
Male Population50.32%49.34%
Female Population49.68%50.66%
Married Population59.16%57.41%
Single Population40.84%42.59%

Colorado Economy

Households by IncomeColoradoUnited States
Income Less than $15,0009.43%12.48%
Income Between $15,000 and $25,0008.83%10.46%
Income Between $25,000 and $35,00010.36%10.68%
Income Between $35,000 and $50,00015.61%15.26%
Income Between $50,000 and $75,00013.63%12.20%
Income Between $100,000 and $150,00013.44%11.83%
Income Between $150,000 and $250,0005.59%5.23%
Income Between $250,000 and $500,0001.57%1.54%
Income Greater than $500,0000.69%0.70%
Population by OccupationColoradoUnited States
Management, Business, and Financial Operations16.21%13.70%
Professional and Related Occupations21.78%20.28%
Sales and Office27.04%26.66%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry0.61%0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance10.43%9.51%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving10.37%14.39%
Local EconomyColoradoUnited States
Unemployment Rate6.60%10.20%
Recent Job Growth-4.19%-4.06%
Future Job Growth25.02%21.68%
Sales Taxes6.50%6.80%
Income Taxes4.63%6.25%
Income per Capita$28,406$26,372
Household Income$56,713$51,660

Colorado Housing


As of 2012, Colorado consisted of 27.62% renters and 61.73% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -3.62% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).

Colorado HousingColoradoUnited States
Median Home Cost$214,530$183,450
Median Home Age2733
Home Appreciation-3.62%-5.21%
Homes Owned61.73%60.14%
Housing Vacancy10.66%10.50%
Homes Rented27.62%29.36%
Property Tax Rate$6.79$11.20
Colorado Homes by ValueColoradoUnited States
Less Than $20,0001.94%2.71%
$20,000 to $39,9991.73%3.86%
$40,000 to $59,9991.78%5.09%
$60,000 to $79,9992.07%6.10%
$80,000 to $99,9993.01%7.33%
$100,000 to $149,99914.64%18.53%
$150,000 to $199,99921.49%14.38%
$200,000 to $299,99928.13%17.52%
$300,000 to $399,99912.01%9.26%
$400,000 to $499,9995.44%5.11%
$500,000 to $749,9994.84%5.76%
$1,000,000 or more1.26%2.07%
Colorado Homes by Year BuiltColoradoUnited States
1939 or Earlier8.34%12.87%
1940 to 19493.34%6.21%
1950 to 19598.05%10.80%
1960 to 19699.77%12.04%
1970 to 197919.53%16.14%
1980 to 198914.57%14.11%
1990 to 19945.74%6.29%
1995 to 19988.88%6.33%
1999 to October 200521.79%15.21%

Colorado Religion


55.28% of the people in Colorado declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.

Colorado ReligionsColoradoUnited States
Declared Religious55.28%48.34%
Other Christian12.37%5.20%

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