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Denver, Colorado skyline from City Park

Home 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.

Once known 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.

Demographics : (Colorado Census Data)
Major cities: Denver (capital), Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins
Population : 4,753,377

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Moving to Colorado
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Find a job: Colorado FInd a Job

Get a driver's license: Obtain a Colorado Driver License FAQ

Start a business: Colorado New Business Tool Box

Where to retire: Top Ten Places to Retire in Colorado

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

Cost 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.

Housing & 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

Schools : see Colorado Department of Education | Colorado School Grades

Weather : 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.

Crime : see Crime in Colorado

also see -> Colorado Eviction Laws | Colorado Taxes

More about moving to Colorado around the Web:

Best Places to Live in Colorado
- A good survey of top locations rated by quality of life, median income, education, healthcare, weather, and related criteria.

Moving to Denver - Offering assistance with relocating a business, city facts & figures, suggested health care providers, and links to major educational resources, local newspapers, radio and TV stations.

Colorado City-Data Forums - Lurk or join in on active discussions regarding relocation to Denver, Fort Collins and other cities throughout the state with advice on jobs, house hunting, and related tips.

Colorado Real Estate, Apartments & Job Classifieds:

Denver : Post | Rocky Mountain News
Colorado Springs : Gazette
Aurora : Sentinel
Fort Collins : Coloradoan

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