to breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery, the "mile high"
capital city of Denver, and world-class Colorado ski resorts, the state
boasts the highest mean elevation of any in the U.S, with
more than 1,000 mountain peaks over 10,000 feet high.
for its cattle farms and gold and silver mines, today Colorado's
economy is primarily based on service industries along with
a strong manufacturing base. The state also plays a large
role as a communications and transportation hub for the entire
Rocky Mountain region.
The capital of Denver is the most populous city by far, featuring urban amenities as well as sprawling suburban bedroom communities just outside the city, while Colorado Springs (the state's "second city") offers the best of both worlds with nature at its doorstep and a dramatic backdrop in Pike's Peak.
Major cities: Denver (capital), Colorado Springs, Aurora,
Lakewood, Fort Collins
Population : 4,753,377
White : 90.3%
Black, African American : 4.1%
Hispanic : 19.5%
High school graduates : 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 32.7%
Average household income: $50,105
of Living: Hovering around 93% lower than the national
average, Pueblo and Colorado Springs exhibit the most favorable
cost of living data. While Denver is slightly higher than
the national average, its cost of living index is still
significantly lower than many of the nation's largest cities.
Personal Income Taxes: Colorado assesses a flat tax of 4.63% on the entirety of an individual's taxable federal income, which must be filed on return Form 104 each year by April 15.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Colorado Real Estate Home ownership rate : 67.3%
Average home price: $224,870
Average travel time to work : 25 minutes
: Thunderstorms are common in the eastern plains region
during the spring and summer and can be severe. Due to its
overall Rocky Mountain location, however, the state's climate
is generally described as dry and cool, with a low &
comfortable humidity index even on the hottest summer days.
In winter, the relatively thin mountain atmosphere in Colorado
allows for more warming sunlight to penetrate, accounting
for the light clothing worn by skiers even on the snowiest
mountain ski runs.
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