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1.54% growth
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2.78% growth
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1.93% growth
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10.7% growth


The economy of Colorado employs 2.7M people. The economy of Colorado is specialized in U. S. Air Force; Oil & gas extraction; and U. S. Army, which employ respectively 3.28; 3.23; and 2.89 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Colorado are Construction (181,058), Restaurants & Food Services (178,209), and Elementary & secondary schools (141,884), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($124,354), Pipeline transportation ($122,757), and Metal ore mining ($114,979).

Median household income in Colorado is $65,685. Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Colorado. In Colorado the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,403. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Colorado is home to a population of 5.54M people, from which 94.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Colorado is composed of 3.8M White residents (68.5%), 1.18M Hispanic residents (21.3%), 220,728 Black residents (3.98%), 173,588 Asian residents (3.13%), and 125,575 Two+ residents (2.27%). The most common foreign languages in Colorado are Spanish (584,233 speakers), German (25,102 speakers), and Chinese (22,831 speakers), but compared to other places, Colorado has a relative high number of German (25,102 speakers), Scandinavian (2,737 speakers), and African Languages (20,319 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Colorado awarded 89,945 degrees. The student population of Colorado is skewed towards females, with 39,238 male students and 50,707 female students. Most students in Colorado are White (57,614 and 64.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12,228 and 13.6%), Unknown (5,568 and 6.19%), and Black or African American (5,287 and 5.88%). The largest universities in Colorado by number of graduates are University of Colorado Boulder (7,682 and 8.54%), Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,361 and 8.18%), and Colorado Technical University-Online (5,016 and 5.58%). The most popular majors in Colorado are General Business Administration & Management (4,736 and 5.27%), General Psychology (1,885 and 2.1%), and Registered Nursing (1,849 and 2.06%). The median tuition costs in Colorado are $45,288 for private four year colleges, and $7,067 and $18,859 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colorado is $314,200, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $283,800 to $314,200, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Colorado is 64.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Colorado have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colorado is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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