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Population
  2010 2019
Population 5,029,196 5,758,736
Rank 22 21
Median Age 36.1 37.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 68,623 70,351
Boys 35,172 36,163
Girls 33,451 34,188
Total 9 year-olds 69,687 71,364
Boys 35,324 36,445
Girls 34,363 34,919
Total 10 year-olds 68,903 71,018
Boys 35,196 36,489
Girls 33,707 34,529
Total 11 year-olds 66,888 72,673
Boys 34,130 37,320
Girls 32,758 35,353
Total 12 year-olds 65,833 73,645
Boys 33,581 37,652
Girls 32,252 35,993
Total 13 year-olds 65,561 73,125
Boys 33,672 37,394
Girls 31,889 35,731
Total 14 year-olds 65,469 73,078
Boys 33,613 37,217
Girls 31,856 35,861
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 75.5% 74.2%
Car Pool 10.0% 8.6%
Public Transportation 3.0% 3.2%
Work at Home 6.4% 9.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 95.7%

Geography
  2010
Capital Denver
Largest City Denver
Second Largest City Colorado Springs
Persons Per Square Mile 48.5

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 2,673 3,022
Amusement Parks 8 5
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,649 4,362
Toy Stores 216 213
Video/Disc Rental Stores 172 10
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 10 11
Candy & Nut Stores 88 82
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 218 260
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 6 10

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: August 1, 1876
  • Population 1880: 194,327
  • Population 1900: 539,700
  • Population 1950: 1,325,089
  • Population 2000: 4,301,261
  • Population 2010: 5,029,196

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Centennial State
  • Flower : Rocky Mountain Columbine
  • Tree : Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Bird : Lark Bunting
  • Animal : Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
  • Fossil : Stegosaurus
  • Gem : Aquamarine

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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