Colorado Demographics

Colorado Demographics

Colorado General Colorado Demographics Information

The study of demographics in Colorado shows that Denver, being the capital city is the most populous city in Colorado. An estimate shows that in the year 2009, the Denver-aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area population was around 3,110,436 which comprised nearly 61.90% of the total residents of the state.

Till the year 2005, Colorado had a population of nearly 4,665,177, which was 63,356 (1.4%) more than the previous year, and 363,162 (8.4%), more than the year 2000 including a normal rise from the last survey of 205,321 people (i.e. 353,091 births minus 147,770 demises) and rise due to immigration of 159,957 people in the state. Because of the people that immigrated from outside the United States, there was an increase in the population by 112,217 people, and because of the people who migrated within the United States from one state to another state, the rise in population was by nearly 47,740 people.

In the year of 2006, there were an aggregate of 70,331 childbirths in Color ado with the Birth Rate of 14.6. In 2007, 73.5% of the population comprised of non-Hispanic clans, counting to 59.1% of all the births in the state. 14.06% of newborns were having parents of dissimilar races, or had at least one Hispanic parent. The ratio of kids in the state is highest in western counties, where the bulk of inhabitants are believers of polygamy or many marriages. After California, Texas, Florida, New York, Arizona, Illinois and New Jersey, Colorado has the eighth largest population of Hispanics in the United States. As per the census of 2000, the population of Hispanic people is projected to be 918,899 or about 20% of the total population of the state.

Statisticians are expectingone of the largest increases in the population in the Front Range Urban Corridor, particularly in the municipal area of Denver. The fastest growing counties in the state are of Douglas and Weld while the epicenter of inhabitants of Colorado is located towards northern side of the village of Critchell in Jefferson County.

A great number of Hispanics (the broods of the first Mexican colonizers of Spanish origin), can be found in Southern Colorado and also in the Metropolitan Denver and in some other areas of Colorado.In the survey that was done to calculate the population of Colorado in the year of 2000, it was found that there were nearly 10.5% of the people who were of age five years and above who were used to speaking Spanish in family. Ancient Spanish idioms are also very famous in Colorado just like in New Mexico.

Some African and American peopleof Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Japanese descent are also found in Colorado. They are placed in the areas like that of northeast Denver in the Montebello, Green Valley Ranch and other surrounding areas. The municipal region of Denver is thought of as more moderate and varied than other parts of the states when there is any issue regarding political views and ecological concerns.

As per the census which was conducted in the year of 2000, the descent group of Germans was the biggest descent groups in Colorado leading with the percentage of 22%,  together with that of Swiss and Austrian races. Other than the Germans, were the people of Irish (12.2%) and English (12%) origins in the total population. People of German lineage can be found in large numbers and that too particularly in the Front Range, the West-central counties and Eastern Plains of Colorado. The city of Denver and other neighboring areas beside the Front Range has substantial population of German, Scandinavian, Italian, Slavic and Jewish American clans, relatively a heritage of gold rushes in the late 19th era from the year of 1861 to 1889.

In the list given below we can find the demographics of Colorado as per the races:

Demographics of Colorado

By race

White

Black

AIAN

Asian

NHPI

2000 (total population)

92.23%

4.55%

1.91%

2.84%

0.25%

2000 (Hispanic only)

16.20%

0.37%

0.64%

0.14%

0.05%

2005 (total population)

91.91%

4.74%

1.83%

3.19%

0.26%

2005 (Hispanic only)

18.46%

0.48%

0.61%

0.18%

0.06%

Growth 2000–05 (total population)

8.09%

13.03%

3.85%

22.08%

15.47%

Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only)

4.78%

10.67%

3.75%

21.14%

11.70%

Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only)

23.60%

39.64%

4.05%

40.04%

29.23%

* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Colorado Demographics Historical Populations

Given below is the list of population of Colorado as per census conducted in various years along with the percentage rise and fall in the population:

Census year

Population in that year Increase/Decrease percentage
1860 34,277
1870 39,864 16.3%
1880 194,327 387.5%
1890 413,249 112.7%
1900 539,700 30.6%
1910 799,024 48.0%
1920 939,629 17.6%
1930 1,035,791 10.2%
1940 1,123,296 8.4%
1950 1,325,089 18.0%
1960 1,753,947 32.4%
1970 2,207,259 25.8%
1980 2,889,964 30.9%
1990 3,294,394 14.0%
2000 4,301,262 30.6%
Est. 2009 5,024,748 16.8%

Colorado Demographics Religion

  • Christian — 65%
    • Protestant — 44%
      • Evangelical — 23%
      • Mainline — 19%
      • Other Protestant — 2%
    • Roman Catholic — 19%
    • Orthodox — 1%
    • Latter Day Saint / Mormon — 2%
  • Jewish — 2%
  • Muslim — 1%
  • Other Religions — 5%
  • Unaffiliated — 25%

Colorado Demographics

Total Number of Residents, states
  CO
#
US
#
  4,875,100 300,544,200

Population Distribution by Age, states
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
Children 18 and under 1,266,900 26% 78,677,200 26%
Adults 19-64 3,118,300 64% 184,079,200 61%
65+ 489,900 10% 37,787,700 13%
65-74 279,100 6% 20,404,000 7%
75+ 210,800 4% 17,383,800 6%
Total 4,875,100 100% 300,544,200 100%

Population Distribution by Citizenship Status
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
Citizen 4,580,100 94% 279,277,800 93%
Non-Citizen 295,000 6% 21,266,400 7%
Total 4,875,100 100% 300,544,200 100%

Population Distribution by Family Structure
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
Adults with Children 1,146,800 37% 66,008,900 36%
Adults with No Children 1,971,500 63% 118,070,300 64%
Total 3,118,300 100% 184,079,200 100%

Population Distribution by Gender
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
Female 2,437,500 50% 153,313,100 51%
Male 2,437,600 50% 147,231,000 49%
Total 4,875,100 100% 300,544,200 100%

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
White 3,578,200 73% 196,505,600 65%
Black 184,800 4% 36,466,900 12%
Hispanic 901,700 18% 47,395,400 16%
Other 210,400 4% 20,176,200 7%
Total 4,875,100 100% 300,544,200 100%

Population Distribution of Children by Race/Ethnicity
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
White 808,700 64% 44,054,800 56%
Black 53,700 4% 11,334,800 14%
Hispanic 323,700 26% 17,207,100 22%
Other 80,800 6% 6,080,400 8%
Total 1,266,900 100% 78,677,200 100%

Population Distribution of Children by Citizenship Status
  CO
#
CO
%
US
#
US
%
Citizen 1,227,200 97% 76,332,200 97%
Non-Citizen 39,700 3% 2,345,100 3%
Total 1,266,900 100% 78,677,200 100%