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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, Castle Rock, Colorado SpringsFort Collins, Lakewood, and Pueblo. 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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Quick Facts about CO

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 in CO

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Race in CO

  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 in CO

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Educational Levels in CO

  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 in CO

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 in CO

  Homes Rent 64.3%
  Homes Owned 35.7%

Colorado Rankings

Best places to Live in Colorado

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Denver 649,654 $271,300 $53,637
Colorado Springs 442,040 $212,700 $54,527
Aurora 345,867 $189,100 $53,011
Fort Collins 153,292 $265,900 $55,647
Lakewood 147,836 $254,700 $56,954
Thornton 127,688 $219,600 $66,948
Arvada 111,658 $257,300 $69,938
Westminster 110,598 $235,300 $67,081
Pueblo 108,073 $114,200 $34,550
Centennial 106,604 $315,100 $91,941
Highlands Ranch 104,432 $354,400 $108,570
Boulder 103,919 $512,600 $58,484
Greeley 97,074 $173,200 $48,813
Longmont 89,814 $250,400 $62,208
Loveland 71,755 $224,900 $56,277
Broomfield 60,699 $295,500 $81,898
Grand Junction 59,945 $205,800 $45,358
Castle Rock 52,143 $296,600 $88,294
Commerce City 50,346 $201,000 $66,053
Parker 47,342 $304,700 $100,469