Colorado, one of the more than 24 states holding a presidential primary or caucus on " Super Tuesday,” is one of the nation’s top-10 fastest growing states. Its 2007 population of 4.9 million grew 13 percent between 2000 and 2007, almost double the nation’s growth rate of 7.2 percent during that same time period.
Colorado has a higher percentage of both the Hispanic and non-Hispanic white-alone populations than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about Colorado’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>.
Colorado’s primary is Feb. 5. About 68 percent of Colorado’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, a higher rate than the national figure of 64 percent. More information can be found at Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|Population change: 2000-2007||13.0%||7.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||71.7%||66.4%|
|Median household income||$52,015||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||12.0%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||34.3%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$232,900||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).