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Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Colorado. Many thanks to David Wilson, Joe Lockhart, Kenyon Schuett, and Matthew Salek for accompanying us on these roadtrips through the Centennial State. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs taken by Alex Nitzman and Andy Field.

Colorado Highway Guides

Population Statistics

State Population
Top County Populations
Denver 554,636 Jefferson 527,056 El Paso 516,929
Arapahoe 487,967 Adams 363,857 Boulder 291,288
Larimer 251,494 Weld 180,936 Douglas 175,766
Top City Populations
Denver 554,636 Colorado Springs 360,890 Aurora 276,393
Lakewood 144,126 Fort Collins 118,652 Arvada 102,153
Pueblo 102,121 Westminster 100,940 Boulder 94,673
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Data

Other Statistics

  • Capital: Denver
  • Nickname: Centennial State
  • Colorado has an average elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level
  • Over 50 mountain peaks in Colorado are over 14,000 feet above sea level (referred to as the "fourteeners")
  • Area: 104,093.57 square miles or 269,596 square kilometers, 8th largest
  • Statehood: 38th state; admitted August 1, 1876
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 952.91 miles
  • Highest Point: Mount Elbert (southwest of Leadville and east of Aspen) 14,433 Feet above Sea Level

Page Updated February 5, 2006.