Colorado Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Colorado?

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There are 5,685,263 residents in Colorado, with a median age of 40.4. Of this, 50.35% are males and 49.65% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.88% of the resident pool in Colorado, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.89%. Additionally, 5.22% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,635,970 people in Colorado currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,685,263 1.3%
Male Population 2,862,283 1.4%
Female Population 2,822,980 1.3%
Male population 50.35%
Female population 49.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.4 1.0%
Citizen US Born 5,053,295 1.6%
Citizen not US Born 334,914 3.4%
Not Citizen 297,054 -4.6%
Citizen US Born 88.88%
Citizen not US Born 5.89%
Not Citizen 5.22%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 32,189 -5.4%
Moved from Same County 452,500 -0.8%
Moved from Same State 279,217 0.8%
Moved from Different State 226,033 -1.6%
Same House as Last Year 4,635,970 1.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.57%
Moved from Same County 8.04%
Moved from Same State 4.96%
Moved from Different State 4.02%
Same House as Last Year 82.4%

What are the employment statistics in Colorado?

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White-collar workers make up 80.92% of the working population in Colorado, while blue-collar employees account for 19.08%. There are also 343,652 entrepreneurs in Colorado (11.7% of the workforce); 1,966,277 workers employed in private companies (66.95%); and 397,997 people working in governmental institutions (13.55%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,376,634 1.1%
Blue Collar 560,518 1.0%
White Collar 80.92%
Blue Collar 19.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 343,652 2.8%
Private Companies 1,966,277 0.7%
Governmental Workers 397,997 2.0%
Not for Profit Companies 229,226 1.2%
Self Employees 11.7%
Private Companies 66.95%
Governmental Workers 13.55%
Not for Profit Companies 7.8%

How many households are there in Colorado?

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There are a total of 2,137,551 households in Colorado, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.58% of these Colorado households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.42%. Additionally, 30.3% of households have children and 69.7% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,137,551 -0.5%
Average People Per Household 2 0.4%
Family Households 1,359,018 -0.8%
Non-family Households 778,533 -0.1%
Family Households 63.58%
Non-family Households 36.42%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 647,679 -1.7%
Households without Children 1,489,872 -0.1%
Households with Children 30.3%
Households without Children 69.7%

What are the median and average incomes in Colorado?

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The average annual household income in Colorado is $86,829, while the median household income sits at $65,905 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $74,063, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $77,080. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $43,508 and $50,985, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $86,829 4.0%
Median Household Income $65,905 5.7%
People below Poverty Level 537,160 -3.6%
People above Poverty Level 4,968,960 2.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Colorado?

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There are 2,361,616 housing units in Colorado, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1981. Of the 2,137,551 occupied housing units in Colorado, 66.22% are owner-occupied, while 33.78% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.78% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $320,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,152 per month in Colorado.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,361,616 -1.1%
Median Year Built 1981 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 178,301 -3.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 59,986 -3.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 175,327 -1.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 197,112 -3.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 420,452 -3.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 335,700 -1.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 396,516 -0.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 402,804 -3.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 195,418 20.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,137,551 -0.5%
Owner Occupied 1,415,449 1.0%
Renter Occupied 722,102 -3.4%
Owner Occupied 66.22%
Renter Occupied 33.78%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,001,837 0.2%
Without Mortgage 413,612 2.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $320,000 9.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $291,600 9.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,152 3.8%
With Mortgage 70.78%
Without Mortgage 29.22%

What is the level of education in Colorado?

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Approximately 27.05% of the population in Colorado holds a high school degree (that's 1,233,386 residents), while 25.05% have attained a college certificate (1,142,122 locals) and 23.71% have a bachelor's degree (1,080,826 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 136,260 0.2%
Some High School 1,233,386 0.5%
Some College 1,142,122 1.3%
Associate Degree 355,060 2.7%
Bachelor's Degree 1,080,826 3.6%
Graduate Degree 611,229 3.9%
No High School 2.99%
Some High School 27.05%
Some College 25.05%
Associate Degree 7.79%
Bachelor's Degree 23.71%
Graduate Degree 13.41%

What is the marital status of Colorado residents?

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A total of 1,513,539 people in Colorado have never been married (which represents 32.17% of the total population), while 2,373,081 of them are wedded (50.44%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 62,939 (1.34%) and 553,829 (11.77%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,513,539 3.9%
Married 2,373,081 0.4%
Separated 62,939 -0.1%
Widowed 201,067 0.4%
Divorced 553,829 2.3%
Never Married 32.17%
Married 50.44%
Separated 1.34%
Widowed 4.27%
Divorced 11.77%

What are the most common means of transportation in Colorado?

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The top three means of transportation people in Colorado use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 2,378,138 residents commute by car, 81,786 prefer going to work by walking and 60,707 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,378,138 -1.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 60,707 -7.7%
Railroad 8,381 22.4%
Ferryboat 372 18.5%
Bicycle 31,729 -3.1%
Motorcycle 4,339 -12.5%
TaxiCab 3,002 35.2%
Walk 81,786 0.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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