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 5,723,176 residents in Colorado, with a median age of 37.1. Of this, 50.6% are males and 49.4% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.79% of the resident pool in Colorado, while non-US-born citizens account for 6.14%. Additionally, 5.07% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,688,457 people in Colorado currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,723,176 0.7%
Male Population 2,895,936 1.2%
Female Population 2,827,240 0.2%
Male population 50.6%
Female population 49.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.1 0.5%
Citizen US Born 5,081,650 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 351,124 4.8%
Not Citizen 290,402 -2.2%
Citizen US Born 88.79%
Citizen not US Born 6.14%
Not Citizen 5.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 30,714 -4.6%
Moved from Same County 435,273 -3.8%
Moved from Same State 280,643 0.5%
Moved from Different State 230,815 2.1%
Same House as Last Year 4,688,457 1.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.54%
Moved from Same County 7.68%
Moved from Same State 4.95%
Moved from Different State 4.07%
Same House as Last Year 82.75%

What are the employment statistics in Colorado?

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White-collar workers make up 81.05% of the working population in Colorado, while blue-collar employees account for 18.95%. There are also 349,677 entrepreneurs in Colorado (11.75% of the workforce); 1,979,244 workers employed in private companies (66.51%); and 410,877 people working in governmental institutions (13.81%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,411,867 1.5%
Blue Collar 563,963 0.6%
White Collar 81.05%
Blue Collar 18.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 349,677 1.8%
Private Companies 1,979,244 0.7%
Governmental Workers 410,877 3.2%
Not for Profit Companies 236,032 3.0%
Self Employees 11.75%
Private Companies 66.51%
Governmental Workers 13.81%
Not for Profit Companies 7.93%

How many households are there in Colorado?

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There are a total of 2,227,932 households in Colorado, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.22% of these Colorado households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.78%. Additionally, 29.93% of households have children and 70.07% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,227,932 4.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -3.1%
Family Households 1,408,477 3.6%
Non-family Households 819,455 5.3%
Family Households 63.22%
Non-family Households 36.78%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 666,878 3.0%
Households without Children 1,561,054 4.8%
Households with Children 29.93%
Households without Children 70.07%

What are the median and average incomes in Colorado?

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The average annual household income in Colorado is $107,446, while the median household income sits at $80,184 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $87,239, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $96,439. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $43,365 and $58,270, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $107,446 6.5%
Median Household Income $80,184 6.6%
People below Poverty Level 529,478 -1.4%
People above Poverty Level 5,019,991 1.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Colorado?

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There are 2,454,873 housing units in Colorado, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1985. Of the 2,227,932 occupied housing units in Colorado, 66.14% are owner-occupied, while 33.86% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.76% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $407,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,492 per month in Colorado.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,454,873 4.0%
Median Year Built 1985 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 181,996 2.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 60,811 1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 178,841 2.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 198,834 0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 424,630 1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 344,000 2.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 399,453 0.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 414,423 2.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 244,319 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 7,566 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,227,932 4.2%
Owner Occupied 1,473,449 4.1%
Renter Occupied 754,483 4.5%
Owner Occupied 66.14%
Renter Occupied 33.86%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,042,682 4.1%
Without Mortgage 430,767 4.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $407,100 7.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $372,300 7.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,492 7.1%
With Mortgage 70.76%
Without Mortgage 29.24%

What is the level of education in Colorado?

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Approximately 27.17% of the population in Colorado holds a high school degree (that's 1,212,009 residents), while 22.42% have attained a college certificate (1,139,275 locals) and 25.07% have a bachelor's degree (1,118,293 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 134,530 -1.3%
Some High School 1,212,009 -1.7%
Some College 1,139,275 -0.2%
Associate Degree 355,478 0.1%
Bachelor's Degree 1,118,293 3.5%
Graduate Degree 640,025 4.7%
No High School 3.02%
Some High School 27.17%
Some College 22.42%
Associate Degree 7.97%
Bachelor's Degree 25.07%
Graduate Degree 14.35%

What is the marital status of Colorado residents?

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A total of 1,513,882 people in Colorado have never been married (which represents 32.34% of the total population), while 2,426,410 of them are wedded (51.84%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 61,108 (1.31%) and 546,520 (11.68%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,513,882 0.0%
Married 2,426,410 2.3%
Separated 61,108 -2.9%
Widowed 194,199 -3.4%
Divorced 546,520 -1.3%
Never Married 32.34%
Married 51.84%
Separated 1.31%
Widowed 4.15%
Divorced 11.68%

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 2,331,860 residents commute by car, 77,629 prefer going to work by walking and 54,587 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,331,860 -1.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 54,587 -10.1%
Subway or Elevated 3,796 N/A
Railroad 9,204 9.8%
Ferryboat 348 -6.5%
Bicycle 30,214 -4.8%
Motorcycle 4,199 -3.2%
TaxiCab 2,947 -1.8%
Walk 77,629 -5.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.