The Colorado Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Colorado.
The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
|Admitted to Union||August 1, 1876, [ Find out more... ]|
|Capital||Denver, [ Find out more... ]|
|Nickname||Centennial State, [ Find out more... ]|
|Motto||Nil Sine Numine [ Find out more... ]|
|Total area including land and water||104,100 square miles||Rank among states||8th|
|Land area||103,730 square miles||Rank among states||8th|
|Water area||371 square miles||Rank among states||46th|
|Greatest distance East to West||385 miles|
|Greatest distance North to South||275 miles|
|Highest point||14,440 Feet (Mount Elbert)||Rank among states||3rd|
|Lowest point||3,315 feet||Rank among states||50th|
|Mean elevation||6,800 feet||Rank among states||1st|
|Highest recorded temperature||118 degrees on Jul. 11, 1888 at Bennett.|
|Lowest recorded temperature||-61 degrees on Feb. 1, 1985 at Maybell.|
|Highest monthly average temperature||98.8 degrees||Rank among states||3rd|
|Lowest monthly average temperature||36.8 degrees||Rank among states||48th|
|Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow)||15 inches||Rank among states|
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
|4,301,261||Rank among states||24th|
|Population per square mile
|41.47||Rank among states||37th|
|Ten largest cities by population
State capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
|Average lifetime (1979-1981)||73.30||Rank among states||38th|
|Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993)||5,526.8||Rank among states||19th|
|Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people||567.3||Rank among states||25th|
|Property crimes reported per 100,000 people||4,959.5||Rank among states||15th|
|Per capita income (2000)
Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
|$32,434||Rank among states||7th||Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
|$27,131||Rank among states||7th|
|Median household income (1993)||$34,488||Rank among states||13th|
Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, by Charmaine Ortega Getz. 272 pages. Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company (May 4, 2010).
For weirdness to flourish, it requires a combination of dramatic history, amazing environments, and truly unique, off-the-grid characters. Colorado is blessed with all three! From the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in tiny Nederland, to Fruita's annual commemoration of Mike (the rooster that lost its head but not its will to live), there's no shortage of bizarre happenings in this Rocky Mountain locale.
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