Colorado, US

Colorado: State of the United States of America


Colorado is a western state known for its diverse landscape of mountains, plains, deserts, and canyons. It is bordered by Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.

Some key facts about Colorado:

  • Capital: Denver
  • Population: Around 5.7 million
  • Area: 104,094 square miles (8th largest state)
  • Nickname: The Centennial State

Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains which run north-south through the center of the state. Iconic peaks include Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, and Mount Elbert, the highest point in Colorado. The state also has high plains, deserts, and forests.

Denver is the state's largest city and cultural hub, located on the eastern edge of the Rockies. Other major cities include Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Boulder. Colorado is home to a vibrant craft beer scene and legalized recreational marijuana.

There are 55 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in Colorado. Outdoor recreation like skiing, hiking, rafting, and camping are extremely popular. Major ski resorts include Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge.

Climate varies from mild and sunny on the plains to cold and snowy in the mountains. Summers are warm but often dry. Colorado sees 300 days of sunshine per year on average.

In summary, Colorado is defined by its majestic Rocky Mountain landscapes, sunny weather, outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions in cosmopolitan Denver and beyond. The state's natural beauty and urban amenities make it a desirable place to live and visit.

Colorado locator map
Location of Colorado

Quick Facts about Colorado

Population : 5,807,719
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Colorado
Area : 269837 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.43%
Land as percent of area : 99.57%
Continent : Americas
Easternmost point : Point(-102.048666666 39.329555555)
Northernmost point : Point(-106.684833333 41.002388888)
Legislative body : Colorado General Assembly
Named for : Colorado River
Official language : English
Altitude : 6,801 feet / 2073 meters
Capital : Denver
Establishment : August 08, 1876 (147 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−07:00, America/Denver
Local time : 02:13:06 (15th April 2024)
Seal of Colorado seal image
Seal of Colorado
Seal of Colorado seal image


Colorado is located at 39°0'1"N 105°30'3"W (39.0002700, -105.5008300). It has 7 neighbors: Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Wyoming.

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The largest city of Colorado is Denver with a population of 735,538. Other cities include, Colorado Springs population 482,131, Aurora population 387,377, Fort Collins population 168,234 and Lakewood population 157,429. See all Colorado cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Colorado (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Colorado.

City Name Title County Population
Denver The twentieth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Denver metropolitan area. Denver 735,538
Colorado Springs The second most populous city in Colorado and the center of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area. El Paso 482,131
Aurora The third most populous city in Colorado and the center of the Denver metropolitan area. Adams 387,377
Fort Collins The fifth most populous city in Colorado. Larimer 168,234
Lakewood The fifth most populous city in Colorado. Jefferson 157,429
Thornton The seventh most populous city in Colorado. Adams 148,113
Arvada The second most populous city in Jefferson County, Colorado. Jefferson 121,936
Westminster The most populous city in Adams County, Colorado. Adams 115,046
Pueblo The most populous city in Pueblo County, Colorado. Pueblo 112,751
Centennial The second most populous city in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Arapahoe 110,156
Greeley The third most populous city in Weld County, Colorado. Weld 108,958
Boulder The most populous city in Boulder County, Colorado. Boulder 107,645
Longmont The most populous city in Boulder County, Colorado. Boulder 98,445
Highlands Ranch Census designated place Douglas 96,713
Loveland The eighth most populous city in Colorado. Larimer 83,517
Broomfield A city in Broomfield County, Colorado. Broomfield 72,236

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Colorado has 7 neighbours.

  • Kansas state of the United States of America
  • Oklahoma state of the United States of America
  • Nebraska Nebraska, state of the United States of America. Nebraska is one of the fifty states that make up the United States of America alongside Washington DC. Lincoln and its most populated town, Omaha, are its capital. It is located in the country's midwest region, the Central Northwest division, bordering South Dakota on the north, the Missouri River on the east, separating it from Iowa and Missouri, Kansas on the south, Colorado on the southwest, and Wyoming on the west. It is the eighth least densely populated state, with 9.12 inhabitants / km², ahead of the least densely populated Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. On March 1, 1867, he was admitted to the Union as the 37th,
  • New Mexico state of the United States of America
  • Utah state of the United States of America
  • Arizona state of the United States of America
  • Wyoming least populous state of the United States of America

  • Grand County
  • Lake County
  • Logan County
  • Hinsdale County
  • Denver
  • Adams County
  • Otero County
  • Delta County
  • Las Animas County
  • Costilla County
  • Bent County
  • Montrose County
  • Douglas County
  • Montezuma County
  • Fremont County
  • Jackson County
  • Elbert County
  • Rio Grande County
  • Morgan County
  • Dolores County
  • Larimer County
  • Teller County
  • Gunnison County
  • Garfield County
  • Weld County
  • Lincoln County
  • Moffat County
  • Phillips County
  • Summit County
  • La Plata County
  • Crowley County
  • Mineral County
  • San Miguel County
  • Broomfield
  • Sedgwick County
  • Archuleta County
  • Huerfano County
  • Boulder County
  • Rio Blanco County
  • Pueblo County
  • Alamosa County
  • Kiowa County
  • Yuma County
  • San Juan County
  • Prowers County
  • Washington County
  • Chaffee County
  • Ouray County
  • Pitkin County
  • Jefferson County
  • Gilpin County
  • Eagle County
  • Routt County
  • Baca County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Mesa County
  • Saguache County
  • Kit Carson County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Park County
  • Clear Creek County
  • Conejos County
  • El Paso County
  • Custer County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 799,024 - census
1920 939,629 14.96% census
1930 1,035,791 9.28% census
1940 1,123,296 7.79% census
1950 1,325,089 15.23% census
1960 1,753,947 24.45% census
1970 2,207,259 20.54% census
1980 2,889,964 23.62% census
1990 3,294,394 12.28% census
2000 4,301,261 23.41% census
2010 5,029,196 14.47% census
2011 5,121,108 1.79% estimation process
2012 5,192,647 1.38% estimation process
2013 5,269,035 1.45% estimation process
2014 5,350,101 1.52% estimation process
2015 5,450,623 1.84% estimation process
2016 5,539,215 1.6% estimation process
2017 5,611,885 1.29% estimation process
2018 5,691,287 1.4% estimation process
2019 5,758,736 1.17% estimation process
2020 5,807,719 0.84% estimation process

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People born in Colorado (166)

People born in Colorado, including animator Dale Baer, movie actress and director Jewel De'Nyle, musician Josephine Foster, .


  • John Bevere (American author) he was born in 02/06/1959
  • Gabe Newell (American computer programmer and businessman) he was born in 03/11/1962
  • John Hickenlooper (American politician, businessman and the 42nd Governor of Colorado) he was born in 07/02/1952
  • Roman Nose (Northern Cheyenne warrior) he was born in 01/01/1835
  • J. Searle Dawley (American director and screenwriter) he was born in 13/05/1877
  • Ralph Edwards (Radio and television host and producer) he was born in 13/06/1913
  • Benjamin Kunkel (American writer) he was born in 14/12/1972
  • Brandon Merrill (American actress) she was born in 01/01/2000
  • Llewellyn Thompson (American diplomat) he was born in 24/08/1904
  • David Leland (American actor (1921-1987)) he was born in 29/10/1921
  • Bruce Darnell (American model and choreographer) he was born in 19/07/1957
  • Cortney Palm (American actress) she was born in 20/02/1987
  • Robert Woods (film actor) he was born in 19/07/1936
  • Red Byron (racecar driver) he was born in 12/03/1915
  • Chase Masterson (American actress) she was born in 26/02/1963
  • Nicole LeFavour (American congresswoman in Idaho) she was born in 08/02/1964
  • Arturo Bandini
  • Mia Dillon (American actress) she was born in 09/07/1955

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Colorado , Texas city in Texas, United States of America with a population of 3,875 people.

Colorado Counties (more)

Denver County

Denver County, county in Colorado, United States, coterminous with the City of Denver

El Paso County
El Paso County

El Paso County, One of the 64 counties in the U.S. is El Paso County. S. Colorado State. The 2010 Census reported an El Paso County population of 622,263. The 2018 estimate by the Census Bureau shows that, after the City and County of Denver, it is the second most populated county in Colorado. Colorado Springs, the second most populous city in Colorado, is the county seat. The Colorado Springs, Colorado, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes El Paso County. El Paso County is situated in the 5th congressional district of Colorado. El Paso County has traditionally voted for the Republican presidential nominee in presidential elections since its formation in 1871.

Arapahoe County
Arapahoe County

Arapahoe County, county in Colorado, United States

County Name Population
Denver County 735,538
El Paso County 728,310
Arapahoe County 657,452
Jefferson County 583,283
Adams County 519,883
Douglas County 360,750
Larimer County 360,428
Weld County 333,983
Boulder County 327,171
Pueblo County 169,823
Mesa County 155,603
Broomfield County 72,236
Garfield County 60,366
La Plata County 56,564
Eagle County 54,929
Fremont County 47,867

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Colorado 15 Map
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Colorado Springs Msa
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Colorado Census Statistical Areas
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Denver Central Metropolitan Area
Denver Central Metropolitan Area
Denver Core Metropolitan Area
Denver Core Metropolitan Area
Denver Region
Denver Region
Denver Aurora Msa
Denver Aurora Msa
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Denver Aurora Boulder Csa
Front Range Urban Corridor
Front Range Urban Corridor
Gore Creek, Colorado
Gore Creek, Colorado
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I 25 Denver
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