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Colorado Population

Colorado (U.S. state abbreviation is 'CO') is the state of western region of United States, bordered by Kansas to the east, Utah to the west, Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south. Colorado population in 2020 is estimated to be 5.86 million and its 22nd populous state in US. Its area is 104,094 sq miles (269,837 sq km) and area rank is 8th largest in the United States. Its state capital is Denver and other top cities are Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins and Lakewood. The popular tourist places are Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of Gods and Denver zoo. The word 'Colorado' means 'Red colored' or 'Color red' in Spanish, named after Colorado River. The Spanish explorers are first discovered Colorado during 1540, and was inhabited by Native Americans Pueblo, Apache, Comanche and Ute people for more than 13000 years.
Colorado Population, gathering at adventure Lyons Town
Image Source: People gathering adventure town at Lyons Town, Colorado

Population of Colorado is projected in 2019 is 5.7 million with change of 1.44%, compared to 1.42% in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*5,863,0141.50 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Colorado Population by Race & Groups

Colorado Population by Race 74.1% constitutes of White Americans, 18.7% are Hispanic/Latino's, 3.6% are Black/African Americans, 2.7% are Asians. 51,406 are Native Indians, 4,582 are Cherokee tribals, 841 are Chippewa tribals, 7,506 are Navajo tribals and 3650 are Sioux tribal groups.
Out of the Asian population of 164,771 in CO, 27,931 are Asian Indians, 32,485 are Chinese, 15,463 are Filipinos, 11,113 are Japanese, 20,757 are Korean and 24,222 are Vietnamese.
Native Hawaiians are 2,424 persons, Guamanian/Chamorro are 1,648 and Samoan are 1,810.
Total 1,157,200 are Hispanic/Latinos, out of these 848,985 are Mexicans, 30,533 are Puerto Ricans, 11,623 are Cubans.

Total Population5,436,519Percent
Black or African American221,1554.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native51,4060.946%
Cherokee tribal grouping4,5820.084%
Chippewa tribal grouping8410.015%
Navajo tribal grouping7,5060.138%
Sioux tribal grouping3,6500.067%
Asian Population164,7713.03%
Asian Indian27,9310.51%
Other Asian Population32,800
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8,5800.16%
Native Hawaiian2,4240.045%
Guamanian or Chamorro1,6480.030%
Other Pacific Islander2,698
Some other race225,497
Hispanic or Latino1,157,20021.29%
Puerto Rican30,5330.56%
Other Hispanic or Latino266,059

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Colorado

2Colorado Springs472,688
4Fort Collins167,830

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in CO

English is the official language in Coloarado state, As per the data available till 2017, People who speak natively at home are 83% are English, 11.8% are Spanish, 2.2% are European languages, 2% are Asian languages.
Out of Asian speakers of 103,392, 6,792 speak Hindi, 1,511 gujarati, 1,347 Punjabi, 1,685 Urdu, 1,000 Bengali, 6,472 Nepali/Marathi, 3,909 Telugu, 3,183 Tamil, 1,768 Malayalam/Kannada, 23,941 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 6,342 Japanese, 14,780 Korean, 3,317 Hmong, 20,197 Vietnamese, 2,142 Khmer, 4,808 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 8,025 Tagalog.
4,745 speak Ilocano/Samoan/Hawaiian, 10,762 Arabic, 2,112 Hebrew, People who speak African languages are 13,030 Amharic/Somali, 6,000 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 3,458 Swahili.
Speak only English4,237,63283.05
Spanish Language603,30311.82
European Language114,4732.24
Asian Languages103,3922.03
Other Languages43,4690.85
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Below table is the different levels of Education in CO state.

Population 18 to 24 years516709270221246488
Less than high school graduate675423958327959
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1523288653365795
Some college or associates degree237187119208117979
Bachelors degree or higher596522489734755
Population 25 years and over366847718206901847787
Less than 9th grade1330626926463798
9th to 12th grade, no diploma19195710162090337
High school graduate (includes equivalency)791683404338387345
Some college, no degree798224393795404429
Associates degree307078141207165871
Bachelors degree909794445317464477
Graduate or professional degree536679265149271530
High school graduate or higher260204512819781320067
Bachelors degree or higher1234589609316625273
Black or African1391137493664177
High school graduate or higher1246786758557093
Bachelors degree or higher336291709916530
American Indian or Alaska Native alone328941608316811
High school graduate or higher272741289014384
Bachelors degree or higher582626643162
High school graduate or higher956544321152443
Bachelors degree or higher567662677629990
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander486423972467
High school graduate or higher442821442284
Bachelors degree or higher1249563686
Hispanic or Latino Origin631852319540312312
High school graduate or higher446145220413225732
Bachelors degree or higher920174308048937
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Below the listed table of Disablity people stats in Colorodo state as on 2017.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population565570
Black or African American23613
American Indian and Alaska Native alone8604
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander990
Some other race21140
With a hearing difficulty188367
With a vision difficulty105275
With a cognitive difficulty203511
With an ambulatory difficulty266234
With a self-care difficulty92458
With an independent living difficulty177186

Counties of Colorado

Colorado state is popular for its mountains, plateaus, rivers, canyons and forests and the state is divided into 64 counties, Denver and El Paso are the largest counties with 716,492 and 713.856 people, followed by Arapahoe County with 615,215, Jefferson County with 580,233 and Adams County with 511,868.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adams County504,428511,8681.555
Alamosa County16,54316,6830.83131
Arapahoe County644,132651,2151.133
Archuleta County13,31713,7653.43434
Baca County3,5633,5850.65656
Bent County5,8575,8820.44848
Boulder County324,073326,0780.688
Broomfield County68,23269,2671.51212
Chaffee County19,65120,0271.92626
Cheyenne County1,8601,8760.95959
Clear Creek County9,5829,6050.23939
Conejos County8,1538,2000.64040
Costilla County3,7723,8281.55555
Crowley County5,7985,85814949
Custer County4,8734,9541.75251
Delta County30,53730,9531.41919
Denver County705,439716,4921.611
Dolores County2,0532,07415858
Douglas County335,668342,7762.177
Eagle County54,99254,99301515
Elbert County25,73526,2822.12221
El Paso County700,800713,8561.922
Fremont County47,60748,0210.91616
Garfield County59,11359,7701.11313
Gilpin County6,0266,1211.64747
Grand County15,35615,5251.13232
Gunnison County16,93117,2461.93030
Hinsdale County7918112.56262
Huerfano County6,6456,8893.74444
Jackson County1,3791,3991.56060
Jefferson County575,817580,2330.844
Kiowa County1,3671,3831.26161
Kit Carson County7,1527,1630.24343
Lake County7,7537,8240.94242
La Plata County55,54156,3101.41414
Larimer County343,993350,5181.966
Las Animas County14,23114,5031.93333
Lincoln County5,5305,6101.45050
Logan County21,66521,528-0.62525
Mesa County151,406153,2071.21111
Mineral County7597762.26363
Moffat County13,09513,1880.73535
Montezuma County26,14826,15802122
Montrose County41,78542,21411717
Morgan County28,22828,5581.22020
Otero County18,40318,4320.22728
Ouray County4,8094,8330.55353
Park County17,92018,5563.52927
Phillips County4,2974,286-0.35454
Pitkin County17,95217,95002829
Prowers County12,07112,1640.83636
Pueblo County166,426167,5290.71010
Rio Blanco County6,3946,336-0.94646
Rio Grande County11,30611,250-0.53737
Routt County25,34625,7331.52323
Saguache County6,6436,84334545
San Juan County7117627.26464
San Miguel County8,0478,1911.84141
Sedgwick County2,3342,303-1.35757
Summit County31,00431,00701818
Teller County24,63825,0831.82424
Washington County4,9364,909-0.55152
Weld County305,274314,305399
Yuma County10,01510,02003838


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