Colorado Demographic Data

Colorado Demographic Summary

  • Population: 5,187,582
  • Area: 104,095.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 103,641.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 454.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 49.83 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 11,110.24 ft
  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

Colorado Heat Map by County Population

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Colorado Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,715,550
49.8%
50.8
Male
2,741,020
50.2%
49.2
Total Population
5,456,570
 
 

Colorado Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
333,539
6.1% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
359,884
6.6% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
357,031
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
351,894
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
382,373
7.0% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
827,137
15.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
737,989
13.5% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
711,031
13.0% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
352,606
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
331,518
6.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
436,772
8.0% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
191,972
3.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
82,828
1.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
4,199,800
77.0%
77.1
Female
2,099,590
50.0%
51.4%
Male
2,100,220
50.0%
48.6%
21 Years and over
3,984,110
73.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
901,253
16.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
711,572
13.0%
14.9
Female
387,952
54.5%
55.9%
Male
323,620
45.5%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
36

Colorado Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
5,263,240
96.5% 
96.9
White
4,607,390
84.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
224,809
4.1% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
49,138
0.9% 
0.8
Asian
162,880
3.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
31,106
0.6% 
1.2
Chinese
35,218
0.6% 
1.3
Filipino
14,078
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
9,170
0.2% 
0.2
Korean
18,804
0.3% 
0.5
Vietnamese
24,319
0.4% 
0.5
Other Asian
30,185
0.6% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
9,136
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
2,211
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
2,378
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
3,433
0.1% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,114
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
209,890
3.8% 
4.8
Two or More Races
193,331
3.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,164,280
21.3% 
17.6
Mexican
858,570
15.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
34,437
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
13,231
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
258,040
4.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,292,300
78.7% 
82.4

Colorado Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
135,573
3.7% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
188,280
5.1% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
796,984
21.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
809,037
22.0% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
301,203
8.2% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
909,032
24.8% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
531,744
14.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
323,853
8.8%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
3,348,000
91.2%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,440,776
39.3%
30.6

Colorado Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,396,534
31.7%
33.5
Now Married
2,227,680
50.6%
47.5
Divorced
530,146
12.0%
11.0
Separated
63,556
1.4%
2.1
Widowed
188,200
4.3%
5.8

Colorado Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,241,890
82.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
881,148
17.2%
21.5%
Spanish
623,404
12.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
115,964
2.3%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
102,641
2.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
39,139
0.8%
1.0%

Colorado Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
109,740
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
76,242
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
172,871
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
178,041
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
273,338
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
378,683
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
278,937
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
334,231
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
136,241
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
136,411
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
63,909
 
55,775
Per capita income
33,563
 
29,979

Colorado Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
71,732
2.6%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
289,390
10.5%
9.8
Construction
218,980
7.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
571,222
20.7%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
190,157
6.9%
6.5
Information
81,533
2.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
190,855
6.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
138,360
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
380,985
13.8%
11.3
Public administration
122,141
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
312,246
11.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
126,200
4.6%
5.1
Wholesale trade
71,314
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
259,092
9.4%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,138,460
41.2%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
246,296
8.9%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
655,674
23.7%
23.6
Service occupations
465,588
16.8%
18.0

Colorado Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,740,370
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,095,700
76.5%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
230,500
8.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
80,917
3.0%
5.2
Walked
77,861
2.8%
2.8
Other means
60,491
2.2%
1.8
Worked at home
194,904
7.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Colorado Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
107,189
5.2%
8.9
1 vehicles
626,145
30.2%
33.5
2 vehicles
830,063
40.0%
37.2
3 or more
511,338
24.6%
20.3

Colorado Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,074,740
89.8%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,322,620
63.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
752,117
36.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
234,387
10.2%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Colorado Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,309,120
1 room
53,317
2.3%
2.3
2 rooms
81,826
3.5%
2.5
3 rooms
227,672
9.9%
9.0
4 rooms
366,890
15.9%
16.6
5 rooms
355,235
15.4%
20.0
6 rooms
341,040
14.8%
17.9
7 rooms
262,089
11.4%
12.1
8 rooms
229,460
9.9%
8.5
9 rooms or more
391,593
17.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Colorado Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,309,120
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,448,020
62.7%
61.4
1-unit, attached
161,085
7.0%
5.8
2-units
37,959
1.6%
3.7
3 or 4 units
79,111
3.4%
4.5
5 to 9 units
105,695
4.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
137,511
6.0%
4.6
20 or more units
242,721
10.5%
8.8
Mobile home
95,212
4.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,808
0.1%
0.1

Colorado Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
179,533
7.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
63,381
2.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
177,116
7.7%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
209,279
9.1%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
438,687
19.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
342,465
14.8%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
394,904
17.1%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Colorado Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,438,590
69.3%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
97,415
4.7%
4.7
Electricity
470,730
22.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,431
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
1,133
0.1%
0.1
Wood
40,734
2.0%
2.0
Solar energy
4,169
0.2%
0.1
Other fuel
12,645
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
6,888
0.3%
1.2

Colorado Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
953,749
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
11,292
1.2%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
64,261
6.7%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
67,104
7.0%
1.5%
$500 to $999
131,757
13.8%
42.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
132,592
13.9%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
245,715
25.8%
$1,000 to 1,499
301,028
31.6%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
432,814
45.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
152,766
16.1%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
102,903
10.8%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
70,619
7.4%
7.3%
35.0% or more
192,396
20.2%
22.3%
Not Computed
2,251
NR
NR

Colorado Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
727,840 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
258,747
35.5%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
115,197
15.8%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
34,901
4.8%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
9,451
1.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
8,803
1.2%
1.5%
$500 to $999
249,095
34.2%
42.7%
Less than $500
51,646
7.1%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
24,277
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,111
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
76,099
10.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
97,479
13.6%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
95,764
13.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
84,287
11.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
73,703
10.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
286,994
40.2%
41.4%
Not Computed
37,791
NR
NR

Colorado Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,322,620
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
52,776
4.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
54,671
4.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
93,529
7.1%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
162,184
12.3%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
351,987
26.6%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
396,380
30.0%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
175,465
13.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
35,626
2.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
283,800
 
194,500
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