Colorado: Profile

Government 
Governor:John Hickenlooper (D)
Treasurer:Walker Stapleton (R)
Senators:Cory Gardner (R)
Michael Bennet (D)
Entered Union:August 1, 1876
U.S. Representatives:7
Area 
Total Area269,601 km2 / 104,094 mi2
Land Area268,431 km2 / 103,642 mi2
Water Area1,170 km2 / 452 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.43 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -7
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -6
Weather 
Record High Temperature118°F / 48°C , Bennett (July 11, 1888)
Record Low Temperature-61°F / -52°C , Maybell (February 3, 1985)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$314,878 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$52,920 (2015)
Population 
Population5,456,574 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,402,348 / 25.7% (2015)
65 and older Population711,572 / 13.041% (2015)
Male Population2,741,020 / 50.233% (2015)
Female Population2,715,554 / 49.767% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 312,251 (2013)
Net International Immigration 33,487 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)65,830 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)12.1% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Denver682,545
Colorado Springs456,568
Aurora359,407
Employment 
Employment 2,630,200 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$903 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)3.6% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,853 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,853 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$5,097 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$50,899 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$47,211 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$74,147 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,230 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)90.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)37.5% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)13.7% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)88,565 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)22% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 74 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ASEAspen-Pitkin County/Sardy FieldAspen
COSCity of Colorado Springs MunicipalColorado Springs
DENDenver InternationalDenver
DRODurango-La Plata CountyDurango
GJTGrand Junction RegionalGrand Junction
Ports 
Centennial
Denver
Eagle County

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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