Volume No. 18 Issue No. 1 January 2021  


     Back in 1861, the Colorado Territory population was declared at 25,371 and 10 years later, there had been just a modest rise of 16.3% to 39,864. However, by 1880, that figure had almost quadrupled and the census from that year reveals a total population of 194,327 -- an increase of 387.5% from the 1870 numbers.
   Although that was by far the biggest increase in population in decade terms, further significant rises followed this initial boom; by the beginning of the 20th century, Colorado’s numbers had grown to 539,700. In the latter half of the 1900s, increases in the region of 30% from census to census took the population of Colorado past the five million mark in 2012.
   Like most states across the US, the population of Colorado is growing, but the growth has been significant in past years. Increases between censuses of 30% are not uncommon; if that trend continues, the numbers could comfortably exceed six million at the next census in 2020. Some estimates have placed the 2040 population as high as 7.8 million.
   Colorado is the eighth largest state in the USA, but sparsely populated when compared to the overall size. Some of the terrain is harsh, and the vast Rocky Mountain range accounts for a significant proportion of the state’s land mass.
   As a result of these land conditions, there are about 52 people per square mile (19.9 per square kilometer) and that makes Colorado only the 37th biggest state in terms of population density.
   Above information from https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/obesity-rate-by-state
   The following is from https://uspopulation2020.com/population-of-colorado-2020-population-growth-demography-and-facts.html
  • On average, every year, the population of Colorado increases by 0.03124 million people.
  • The United States government possesses almost 33.33% of the land in the state of Colorado.
  • Colorado Springs is the biggest city in Colorado by territory. The city is about 1 mile above sea level and is located at the base of one of the most renowned American mountains, Pikes Peak.
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