Colorado : What you need to know

A brilliant landscape of mountains, high plains, canyons, rivers, forests and desert lands make Colorado one of the most desirable states to live and visit. Colorado's southwest corner borders Arizona, Utah and New Mexico,  the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.  The best places to live in Colorado include Boulder, Fort Collins, PuebloLakewood, Westminster, and Colorado Springs. Universities like Colorado, Colorado State and the U.S. Air Force Academy grace the education scene, while pro sports teams include the Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies and Avalanche.  


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Colorado Profile

Quick Facts

Population 5,278,906
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $60,629
Median Home Price $247,800
Median Property Tax $1,577
Median Rent $64

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 84.2%
  Ethnicity Black 4%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 21.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Other 4.3%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 24.1%
  Associate's Degree 8.3%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 14%
  High School Graduate 21.8%
  Some College, No Degree 22.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 38.1%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 90.7%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.6%
Construction 7.4%
Manufacturing 7%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 11.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.5%
Information 3%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.9%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 13.5%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 20.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.1%
Public Administration 4.9%

Housing

  Homes Rent 64.3%
  Homes Owned 35.7%

Colorado Rankings


Best places to Live in Colorado
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Acres Green 2,921 $246,600 $84,479
Aetna Estates 1,165 $25,300 $55,150
Aguilar 660 $108,800 $36,701
Air Force Academy 5,864 $0 $65,795
Akron 1,903 $95,700 $40,972
Alamosa 9,592 $146,000 $27,850
Alamosa East 1,576 $120,400 $49,200
Allenspark 673 $308,500 $46,981
Alma 302 $255,800 $45,000
Alpine 146 $0 $0
Altona 550 $530,600 $90,114
Amherst 56 $0 $0
Antonito 757 $81,900 $21,087
Applewood 7,623 $365,900 $77,987
Arboles 246 $243,300 $40,595
Aristocrat Ranchettes 1,275 $188,600 $50,403
Arriba 188 $60,000 $36,071
Arvada 111,658 $257,300 $69,938
Aspen 6,740 $547,100 $67,164
Aspen Park 748 $326,100 $66,563