Colorado Census Data


Colorado Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Colorado as of July 1, 2016. Our Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank CO cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Colorado Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,425,481
Population in Households 5,308,211
Population in Familes 4,185,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 117,270
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 2,117,598
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,350,643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,359,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,326,402 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 791,196 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 241,472 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $287,773
Average Home Value $338,257


Median Household Income $60,903
Average Household Income $83,920
Per Capita Income $33,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.45%
Households 1.14% 1.41%
Families 1.1% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.