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Colorado Almanac

The Colorado Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Colorado.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
California. Ci-Cz. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 830. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

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  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
4,301,261 Rank among states 24th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
41.47 Rank among states 37th
Ten largest cities by population
State capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Denver 554,636 6. Arvada 102,153
2. Colorado Springs 360,890 7. Pueblo 102,121
3. Aurora 276,393 8. Westminster 100,940
4. Lakewood 144,126 9. Boulder 94,673
5. Fort Collins 118,652 10. Thornton 82,384
Median age 32.5
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

Additional Information

Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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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