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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
Littleton 44,553 $284,000 $65,221
Northglenn 37,754 $191,900 $55,831
Brighton 35,582 $203,400 $61,051
Security-Widefield 34,836 $168,300 $57,375
Dakota Ridge 33,580 $262,300 $85,446
Ken Caryl 33,021 $269,300 $85,887
Englewood 31,877 $223,400 $47,046
Wheat Ridge 30,863 $256,900 $47,841
Pueblo West 30,440 $176,900 $65,681
Fountain 27,062 $185,000 $57,057
Lafayette 26,430 $281,700 $70,714
Columbine 24,709 $288,900 $83,710
Windsor 20,455 $298,300 $80,512
Evans 20,308 $149,400 $47,791
Clifton 20,079 $129,500 $39,054
Erie 19,948 $353,700 $111,745
Golden 19,780 $399,300 $58,998
Louisville 19,548 $407,500 $91,230
Sherrelwood 19,209 $171,100 $48,569
Montrose 18,970 $177,600 $41,717