Colorado Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Colorado, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Colorado

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Colorado based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 80547 Larimer County $230,454.00
2 80108 Douglas County $222,705.00
3 80121 Arapahoe County $213,575.00
4 81611 Pitkin County $200,194.00
5 80111 Arapahoe County, Denver County $200,061.00
6 80238 Denver County $195,440.00
7 80007 Jefferson County $195,212.00
8 80116 Douglas County $193,994.00
9 80118 Douglas County $191,717.00
10 80135 Douglas County, Jefferson County $191,472.00
11 80023 Adams County, Broomfield County $191,133.00
12 80125 Douglas County $188,961.00
13 80126 Douglas County $188,853.00
14 80403 Boulder County, Gilpin County, Jefferson County $187,519.00
15 80439 Clear Creek County, Jefferson County $183,207.00
16 80016 Arapahoe County, Douglas County $182,185.00
17 80027 Boulder County, Broomfield County $175,550.00
18 80304 Boulder County $175,523.00
19 80454 Jefferson County $174,121.00
20 80138 Douglas County, Elbert County $171,918.00
21 80516 Boulder County, Broomfield County, Weld County $170,539.00
22 80113 Arapahoe County $170,302.00
23 81615 Pitkin County $169,404.00
24 80130 Douglas County $169,052.00
25 80210 Denver County $168,692.00
26 80132 El Paso County $167,044.00
27 80209 Denver County $166,394.00
28 80109 Douglas County $164,743.00
29 80127 Jefferson County $163,806.00
30 80921 El Paso County $163,704.00
31 80124 Douglas County $163,586.00
32 80528 Larimer County $163,111.00
33 80602 Adams County $161,687.00
34 80305 Boulder County $161,267.00
35 80908 El Paso County $160,845.00
36 80134 Douglas County $159,663.00
37 80924 El Paso County $158,446.00
38 80220 Arapahoe County, Denver County $157,746.00
39 81657 Eagle County $157,666.00
40 80510 Boulder County $157,440.00
41 80230 Denver County $156,056.00
42 80465 Jefferson County $155,975.00
43 80433 Jefferson County $155,898.00
44 80107 Elbert County $155,276.00
45 81632 Eagle County $154,423.00
46 80927 El Paso County $153,811.00
47 80202 Denver County $153,773.00
48 80129 Arapahoe County, Douglas County $153,573.00
49 80026 Boulder County $152,494.00
50 80206 Denver County $151,873.00
51 80005 Jefferson County $151,468.00
52 80466 Boulder County $148,184.00
53 80540 Boulder County, Larimer County $147,677.00
54 80122 Arapahoe County $147,437.00
55 80470 Jefferson County, Park County $147,421.00
56 80542 Weld County $146,851.00
57 80212 Adams County, Denver County, Jefferson County $146,081.00
58 80615 Weld County $145,737.00
59 80503 Boulder County, Larimer County $145,515.00
60 80487 Routt County $144,298.00
61 80207 Denver County $144,233.00
62 80228 Jefferson County $144,050.00
63 80211 Denver County $143,444.00
64 80401 Jefferson County $142,828.00
65 80137 Adams County, Arapahoe County $142,701.00
66 80104 Douglas County $142,344.00
67 80831 Elbert County, El Paso County $141,909.00
68 80642 Adams County, Weld County $140,779.00
69 81623 Eagle County, Garfield County, Gunnison County, Pitkin County $139,831.00
70 80498 Summit County $138,189.00
71 80513 Larimer County, Weld County $137,506.00
72 81621 Eagle County, Pitkin County $137,323.00
73 80015 Arapahoe County $137,247.00
74 80128 Arapahoe County, Jefferson County $136,643.00
75 80123 Arapahoe County, Denver County, Jefferson County $135,901.00
76 80919 El Paso County $135,460.00
77 80106 Douglas County, Elbert County, El Paso County $135,280.00
78 80550 Larimer County, Weld County $135,036.00
79 81631 Eagle County $134,937.00
80 80112 Arapahoe County, Douglas County $134,869.00
81 80020 Adams County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Jefferson County $134,524.00
82 80435 Summit County $133,065.00
83 80906 El Paso County $132,989.00
84 80424 Summit County $132,690.00
85 80018 Arapahoe County $132,585.00
86 80534 Larimer County, Weld County $132,031.00
87 80218 Denver County $130,715.00
88 80136 Adams County, Arapahoe County $130,490.00
89 80031 Adams County, Jefferson County $129,750.00
90 81620 Eagle County $129,537.00
91 80920 El Paso County $128,902.00
92 80648 Weld County $128,034.00
93 80504 Boulder County, Larimer County, Weld County $127,885.00
94 80481 Boulder County $127,352.00
95 80301 Boulder County $127,289.00
96 80019 Adams County $127,205.00
97 80303 Boulder County $126,551.00
98 80102 Adams County, Arapahoe County, Elbert County $125,729.00
99 80536 Larimer County $125,535.00
100 80512 Larimer County $125,472.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Colorado.

Richest Cities in Colorado

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Colorado. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Colorado by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Cherry Hills Village Arapahoe County $486,405.00
2 Columbine Valley Arapahoe County $379,990.00
3 Bow Mar Arapahoe County, Jefferson County $331,295.00
4 Greenwood Village Arapahoe County $251,400.00
5 Timnath Larimer County $230,454.00
6 Foxfield Arapahoe County $207,626.00
7 Aspen Pitkin County $188,344.00
8 Superior Boulder County, Jefferson County $187,077.00
9 Blue River Summit County $185,735.00
10 Lone Tree Douglas County $179,297.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Colorado.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in Colorado is $87,598.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Colorado.

  • Under 25
    $47,039.00
  • 25 to 44
    $96,255.00
  • 45 to 64
    $106,020.00
  • 65 and over
    $63,361.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Colorado?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Colorado is $117,508.00.

13.88% of households in Colorado are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Colorado but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Colorado

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Colorado easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    12.01%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    15.29%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    15.61%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.18%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    19.23%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    10.80%
  • $200,000 or more
    13.88%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Colorado. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Colorado by the total number of people in Colorado.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Colorado and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Colorado is $47,346.00.

Population in Colorado by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Colorado is currently 5,770,790 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Colorado can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Colorado.

  • 5.30% White
    308,288
  • 77.90% Black/African American
    4,497,028
  • 66.20% Native
    3,821,584
  • 11.80% Hispanic
    680,743
  • 3.80% Asian
    221,211
  • 0.40% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    24,781
  • 0.10% Two or more races
    7,230
  • 3.10% Other
    181,338

Population of Colorado by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Colorado is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 334,170 321,797
10 to 19 Years 384,192 357,419
20 to 29 Years 437,276 396,970
30 to 39 Years 460,612 419,956
40 to 49 Years 392,244 361,211
50 to 59 Years 355,653 348,242
60 to 69 Years 314,181 330,589
70 Years and over 249,260 307,018

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Colorado.

  • Master's degree or higher
    19.06%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42.86%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9.69%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26.14%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.26%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Colorado because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Colorado look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Colorado that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Colorado that are over the age of 16 is 4,675,060 people.

The unemployment rate in Colorado is 4.50%, which means 143,483 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Colorado

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Colorado. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Colorado is 37.3 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Colorado

37.3

Total

36.5

Male

38.1

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 2,278,044 households in Colorado, and the average household size is 2.48 people.

For families, the total number is 1,427,813, and the average family size is 3.07 people.

6.00% of those families in Colorado are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Colorado in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Colorado for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 1,117,627 104,109 206,077 850,231
Average Household Size 3.13 3.13 3.32 1.35
Total Families 1,117,627 104,109 206,077 0
Average Household Size 3.09 2.76 3.07 0

Housing Data in Colorado

There are total of 2,500,095 housing units in Colorado. Of those units, 2,278,044 (91.12%) are occupied, and 222,051 (8.88%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 2,500,095 housing units in Colorado, 745,214 (29.81%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,594.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 60.30% of housing units, with 1,507,547 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Colorado.

  • No rent paid
    25,283
  • Less than $500
    35,498
  • $500 to $999
    91,392
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    204,123
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    221,475
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    115,681
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    45,938
  • $3,000 or more
    31,107

Property Values

The median value of a property in Colorado is $465,900.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Colorado.

  • Less than $50,000
    46,987
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    32,164
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    33,361
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    45,652
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    163,775
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    528,630
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    543,503
  • $1,000,000 or more
    113,475

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Colorado.

  • 1939 or earlier
    179,294
  • 1940 to 1949
    59,927
  • 1950 to 1959
    179,213
  • 1960 to 1969
    200,254
  • 1970 to 1979
    420,892
  • 1980 to 1989
    344,950
  • 1990 to 1999
    392,486
  • 2000 to 2009
    418,338
  • 2010 to 2013
    283,109
  • 2014 or later
    21,632

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Colorado has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    113,738
  • 1 vehicle available
    680,430
  • 2 vehicles available
    892,265
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    591,611

Commuting to Work in Colorado

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Colorado, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 25.6 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Colorado.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    70,483
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    245,147
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    335,446
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    396,774
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    379,945
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    171,482
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    362,178
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    83,907
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    95,417
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    192,685
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    123,493
  • 90 or more minutes
    53,982

We can also look at the means of transport in Colorado to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    2,062,480
  • Carpooled
    242,079
  • Public transportation
    63,953
  • Walked
    79,574
  • Other means
    62,853
  • Worked from home
    495,909

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Colorado.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Colorado.

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