Demographics

A Population Worthy of Investment

In today’s economy, the places that have the ability to attract and retain talent are becoming the locations in which companies want to invest. As the second fastest growing state in the nation, people who live here are emboldened by the stunning landscapes that Colorado offers and companies profit from their desire to escape – to the mountains on the weekends, that is.

Quick Facts

5,456,574
Population
36.2
Colorado Median Age
395,007
Veterans
2.54
Persons Per Household
9.8%
Foreign Born Persons

Income

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$59,448
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$53,482
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Median Household Income
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$31,674
Per Capita Income

Education

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90.4%
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86.3%
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High School Graduate or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 Years or More
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37.4%
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29.3%
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Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 Years or More
Gender Distribution
Gender distribution in Colorado.
Percent of Female Persons 49.8
Percent of Male Persons 50.2
(US Census, 2014)
Race and Hispanic Origin
Percent of white persons 87.7
Percent of black persons 4.5
Percent of American Indian and Alaskan Native persons 1.6
Percent of Asian persons 3.1
Percent of Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander persons 0.2
Two or more races 2.9
(US Census, 2014)

Rankings

# 1
State for labor supply Forbes , 2016
# 2
Fastest growing state 24/7 Wall St. , 2016
# 1
Most active state United Health Foundation , 2016
# 3
Most educated state Forbes , 2017
Laura Blomquist Senior Manager of Strategy & Analystics (303) 892-3840 laura.blomquist@state.co.us