Colorado PopulationColorado (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 2023 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, Lakewood, Thornton, Arvada, Westminster, Pueblo, Greeley, Centennial, Boulder. 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. Glendale, Alamosa and Cortez are the most dangerous cities in Colorado State.
Image Source: People gathering adventure town at Lyons Town, Colorado
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Colorado
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Colorado
July 1, 2020
Colorado Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Colorado by race are:
White population in Colorado are 4,576,201, percentage wise 84.18 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Colorado are 221,155, percentage wise 4.07 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Colorado, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Colorado are 164,771, percentage wise 3.03 percent are asians, out of these 27,931 are Asian Indians, 32,485 are Chinese, 15,463 are Filipinos, 11,113 are Japanese, 20,757 are Korean, 24,222 are Vietnamese and 32,800 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Colorado are 1,157,200. Percentage wise 21.29 percent are hispanics, out of these 848,985 are Mexican people, 30,533 are Puerto Ricans, 11,623 are Cubans, and 266,059 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
Native Hawaiians are 2,424 persons, Guamanian/Chamorro are 1,648 and Samoan are 1,810.
|Black or African American||221,155||4.07%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||51,406||0.946%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||4,582||0.084%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||841||0.015%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||7,506||0.138%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||3,650||0.067%|
|Other Asian Population||32,800|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||8,580||0.16%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||1,648||0.030%|
|Other Pacific Islander||2,698|
|Some other race||225,497|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,157,200||21.29%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||266,059|
Top Cities of Colorado
|16||Castle Rock town||64,827|
Colorado Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Colorado by age is 5,436,519, out of these 2,731,315 are male, 2,705,204 are female, The sex ratio of Colorado is 1,010. The Colorado population by age are, under 15 years is 1,044,984, 15 years and over is 4,391,535, 30 years and over is 3,255,953, 65 years and over is 707,396 and 85 years and over is 80,126. 50.24 percent are male, 49.76 percent are female, 19.22 percent are under 15 years old, 80.78 percent are 15 years and over, 59.89 percent are 30 years and over, 13.01 percent are 65 years and over, 1.47 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in CO
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 English||4,237,632||83.05|
Below table is the different levels of Education in CO state.
|Population 18 to 24 years||516,709||270,221||246,488|
|Less than high school graduate||67,542||39,583||27,959|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||152,328||86,533||65,795|
|Some college or associates degree||237,187||119,208||117,979|
|Bachelors degree or higher||59,652||24,897||34,755|
|Population 25 years and over||3,668,477||1,820,690||1,847,787|
|Less than 9th grade||133,062||69,264||63,798|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||191,957||101,620||90,337|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||791,683||404,338||387,345|
|Some college, no degree||798,224||393,795||404,429|
|Graduate or professional degree||536,679||265,149||271,530|
|High school graduate or higher||2,602,045||1,281,978||1,320,067|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,234,589||609,316||625,273|
|Black or African||139,113||74,936||64,177|
|High school graduate or higher||124,678||67,585||57,093|
|Bachelors degree or higher||33,629||17,099||16,530|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||32,894||16,083||16,811|
|High school graduate or higher||27,274||12,890||14,384|
|Bachelors degree or higher||5,826||2,664||3,162|
|High school graduate or higher||95,654||43,211||52,443|
|Bachelors degree or higher||56,766||26,776||29,990|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||4,864||2,397||2,467|
|High school graduate or higher||4,428||2,144||2,284|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,249||563||686|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||631,852||319,540||312,312|
|High school graduate or higher||446,145||220,413||225,732|
|Bachelors degree or higher||92,017||43,080||48,937|
Below the listed table of Disablity people stats in Colorodo state as on 2017.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||565,570|
|Black or African American||23,613|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||8,604|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||990|
|Some other race||21,140|
|With a hearing difficulty||188,367|
|With a vision difficulty||105,275|
|With a cognitive difficulty||203,511|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||266,234|
|With a self-care difficulty||92,458|
|With an independent living difficulty||177,186|
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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Clear Creek County||9,582||9,605||0.2||39||39|
|El Paso County||700,800||713,856||1.9||2||2|
|Kit Carson County||7,152||7,163||0.2||43||43|
|La Plata County||55,541||56,310||1.4||14||14|
|Las Animas County||14,231||14,503||1.9||33||33|
|Rio Blanco County||6,394||6,336||-0.9||46||46|
|Rio Grande County||11,306||11,250||-0.5||37||37|
|San Juan County||711||762||7.2||64||64|
|San Miguel County||8,047||8,191||1.8||41||41|
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