Colorado, A U.S. State in the western part of the country is famous for it’s geographic variety, with snow mountains, arid desert lands and river canyons. There are also Opportunities for out of doors activity like, kayaking the Colorado River, mountaineering the nearly 500-mile Colorado trail and skiing at resorts like Vail and Aspen. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest metropolis, aspects a vibrant downtown area.
The state was named due to the Colorado River, where the Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy (Spanish: Colorado) silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was actually organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Provide signed a proclamation putting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is also named the “Centennial State” given that it became a state 28 days after the centennial of the United States statement of Independence.
POPULATION OF COLORADO IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 5.12 million, 2012 – 5.192 million, 2013 – 5.272 million, 2014 – 5.356 million. Taking a look at the information of population of Colorado in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Colorado have expanded by 0.236 million in a total of four years. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 5.415 million and the anticipated population of Colorado of the year 2016 ought to be 5.474 million.
The United States Census Bureau shows that the population of Colorado was 5,355,866 on July 1, 2014, that’s a 6.5% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The most populous city and the capital is Denver. The Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area with an estimated 2013 population of 3,277,309 and has 60% of the state’s residents.
Colorado has a high population of Hispanic, mostly Mexican-American, citizens in Metropolitan Denver, Colorado Springs, as well as the smaller cities of Greeley and Pueblo, and elsewhere. Colorado is very well known for it’s strong Latino culture. Southern, Southwestern, and Southeastern Colorado has a large number of population of Hispanos, the descendants of the early Mexican settlers of colonial Spanish origin. In 1940, the Census Bureau reported Colorado’s population as 8.2% Hispanic and 90.3% non-Hispanic white. The Hispanic population of Colorado has continued to escalate quickly over some time now. By the year, 2012, Hispanics made up 21% of Colorado’s population and Non-Hispanic Whites consisted of 69%
Colorado also has some large African-American communities located in Denver, in the neighborhoods of Montbello, Five Points, Whittier, and many other East Denver areas. A large population of African Americans are found in Colorado Springs on the east and southeast side of the city. The state has quite a big number of Asian-Americans of Mongolian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Southeast Asian and Japanese descent. The highest population of Asian Americans can be found on the south and southeast side of Denver. The Denver metropolitan area is considered more liberal and diverse than much of the state when it comes to political issues.
Keeping up to the 2010 United States Census, Colorado had a population of 5,029,196. The Racial composition of the Colorado’s population are as follows:
81.3% White American (70.0% Non-Hispanic White, 11.3% Hispanic white)
20.7% Hispanic and Latino American (of any race made) heritage.
7.2% Some Other Race.
4.0% Black or African American.
3.4% Multiracial American.
2.8% Asian American.
1.1% American Indian and Alaska Native.
0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
People of Hispanic and Latino American, consisted up of 20.7% of the population. According to the 2000 Census, the largest ancestry groups in Colorado are German (22%) including of Swiss and Austrian nationalities, Mexican (18%), Irish (12%), and English (12%).
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF COLORADO:
Population density of Colorado is Density, 52.0/sq mi (19.9/km2).
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,355,866 on July 1, 2014, which is actually a 6.5% increase since the last 2010 United States Census.
The largest increases are expected from the Front Range Urban Corridor. The state’s fastest-growing counties are Douglas and Weld. The center of population of Colorado is located just north of the village of Critchell in Jefferson County.
The 2000 United States Census found that 10.5% of people aged five and over in Colorado speak only Spanish at home, while the 2009 estimate shows being roughly 14%. Colorado has a large immigration presence throughout Colorado, which has led to Colorado cities being known as “Sanctuary Cities” for illegal immigrants as well. Colorado has the 4th highest percentage of undocumented people in the U.S.
FACTS ABOUT COLORADO:
- “Beulah red” is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol it’s distinctive splendor. Cutting and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years from 1894 to 1900. All of the “Beulah red” marble in the world went into the Capitol.
- Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were supposed to be held in Denver.
- The United States Air Force Academy is placed here in Colorado Springs.