Colorado At a Glance
Colorado has the 22nd highest population among U.S. States, with 5,355,866 people, according to 2014 estimates. The state represents just under 1.7% of the U.S. population. Colorados median household income stands at $84,431, and the state has a minimum wage of $8.23.
Located in the heart of the Rockies, Colorado is bordered by six other Rocky Mountain and Plains states. Denver, the capital, is also the largest city in the state with just over 600,000 people. Up until 1882, the capital was known as Denver City.
Colorado Jobs & Economy
Leading industries in Colorado include atmospheric and space science, mining (including mining and geological engineers and mining safety engineers) and geoscience. Colorado has a state income tax of just over 4.6%.
Colorado Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Colorado has one of the lower unemployment rates in the country at 4%. This compares favorably with the national average of 5.6%.