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Capital City:
Denver
State FLower:
Rocky Mountain Columbine
State Bird:
Lark Bunting
State #38 Admitted to Union:
August 1, 1876

People Facts Colorado USA
Population, 2010 5,029,196 308,745,538
Population, 2000 4,301,261 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 24.0% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 11.3% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 49.8% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 88.3% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 4.3% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 69.7% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 89.3% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 35.9% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 2,224,603 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 67.6% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $236,600 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 1,918,959 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $30,151 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $56,456 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 12.2% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 151,973 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 1,955,336 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 426,417 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 547,770 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 29.2% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 46,331,953 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 53,598,986 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 65,896,788 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $13,609 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 103,641.89 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 48.5 87.4



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