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Colorado State Census Facts

Colorado Population Facts

Colorado Total population: 4,844,568

Colorado Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 16.80%

Males in Colorado: 2,442,435

Females in Colorado: 2,402,133

Median age in Colorado (years): 35.6

Under 5 years in Colorado: 348,926

18 years and over in Colorado: 3,651,625

65 years and over in Colorado: 493,164

One race in Colorado: 4,709,582

White in Colorado: 4,054,458

Black or African American in Colorado: 185,363

American Indian and Alaska Native: 44,828

Asian in Colorado: 128,135

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4,675

Some other race in Colorado: 292,123

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Colorado: 134,986

Hispanic or Latino in Colorado(of any race): 963,831

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 44.10%

Foreign born people in Colorado, percent, 2000: 8.60%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 15.10%

High school graduates in Colorado, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 86.90%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Colorado, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 32.70%

People in Colorado with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 638,654

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.3

Housing units in Colorado, 2008: 2,152,040

Homeownership rate in Colorado, 2000: 67.30%

Colorado Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 25.70%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Colorado, 2000: $166,600

Households in Colorado, 2000: 1,658,238

People per household in Colorado, 2000: 2.53

Median household income in Colorado, 2008: $57,184

Colorado Per capita money income, 1999: $24,049

People in Colorado below poverty level, percent, 2008: 11.20%

Colorado Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Colorado, 2007: 157,882

Private nonfarm employment in Colorado, 2007: 2,075,821

Private nonfarm employment in Colorado, percent change 2000-2007: 8.50%

Nonemployer establishments in Colorado, 2007: 426,017

Total number of businesses in Colorado, 2002: 464,982

Black-owned businesses in Colorado, percent, 2002: 1.50%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.80%

Asian-owned businesses in Colorado, percent, 2002: 2.30%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Colorado, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Colorado, percent, 2002: 5.20%

Women-owned businesses in Colorado, percent, 2002: 29.10%

Manufacturers shipments in Colorado, 2002 ($1000): 34,661,144

Wholesale trade sales in Colorado, 2002 ($1000): 92,092,155

Retail sales in Colorado, 2002 ($1000): 52,226,983

Retail sales per capita in Colorado, 2002: $11,611

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 8,808,846

Building permits in Colorado, 2008: 18,998

Federal spending in Colorado, 2008: 38,014,784

Colorado Geography Facts

Colorado Land area, 2000 (square miles): 103,717.53

Colorado People per square mile, 2000: 41.5

Colorado Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Colorado Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Colorado: 2.54

Average family size in Colorado: 3.14

Colorado Population 25 years and over: 3,189,198

Civilian veterans in Colorado (civilian population 18 years and over): 414,151

Foreign born in Colorado: 489,187

Male, Now married, except separated in Colorado (population 15 years and over): 1,025,354

Female, Now married, except separated in Colorado (population 15 years and over): 988,313

Speak a language other than English at home in Colorado (population 5 years and over): 762,508

Colorado Household population: 4,735,287

Colorado Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 2,659,963

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Colorado(workers 16 years and over): 24.2

Median household income in Colorado (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 56,574

Median family income in Colorado (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 69,745

Colorado Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 30,129

Colorado Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Colorado: 2,124,611

Occupied housing units in Colorado: 1,866,621

Owner-occupied housing units in Colorado: 1,274,562

Renter-occupied housing units in Colorado: 592,059

Vacant housing units in Colorado: 257,990

Owner-occupied homes in Colorado: 1,274,562

Median value (dollars): 236,300

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage in Colorado (dollars): 1,631

Not mortgaged in Colorado (dollars): 388

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Colorado can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Colorado offers a comprehensive list of Drug Rehabilitation and Alcoholism Treatment Centers to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Colorado.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Facility are:

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Many people find that speaking to a counselor or Registered Addiction Specialist is extremely helpful when deciding on a Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Program. Drug Counselors in Colorado are a good source of information for figuring out what the best treatment option is for an individual. They are familiar with many of the programs in Colorado and can increase your chances of getting into the correct Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center that will best address your treatment needs.

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In Colorado, Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations control most of the methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin distribution. Asian groups, many with ties to Canada, have been increasingly active in the distribution of club drugs and marijuana. Dealers with ties to larger criminal organizations in Texas, California, and Mexico are involved in all types of drug distribution throughout the state.

Chemical dependence claims the lives of unsuspecting users in Colorado everyday and the death toll will continue to rise as more and more drugs such as meth, cocaine, marijuana and heroin remain available. The war on drugs is never ending. It is like a roller coaster with all its ups and downs. Luckily, Colorado drug rehab programs are available for those who need them and lives are saved each and every day. Attending a drug rehab program is the only answer when chemical dependence shows is ugly face at your door or the door of those you love.

Drug rehab is important because it allows recovering addicts to be open and honest about issues, personal problems, and the personal effect drug addiction has had on them.  Recovery from drug addiction is often more comfortable in circles of peers, people of the same lifestyle, religious base, gender and age. This is because it becomes much easier for most people to identify with their surroundings and support group, making recovery a smoother road to travel.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 431 45 132 255 386
Past Year Marijuana Use 512 63 183 266 448
Past Month Marijuana Use 324 32 115 178 293
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 179 22 50 107 158
Past Year Cocaine Use 124 8 46 70 116
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 217 29 67 121 188
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,117 108 87 922 1,010
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 43 24 16 2 19
Past Month Alcohol Use 2,354 69 359 1,925 2,284
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,029 44 250 735 985
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
1,477 134 133 1,210 1,343
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 171 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 117 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,171 58 255 859 1,113
Past Month Cigarette Use 960 40 218 701 920
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
2,939 268 366 2,305 2,671
Illicit Drug Dependence 83 11 29 44 73
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 128 21 46 61 107
Alcohol Dependence 152 10 47 96 142
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 379 29 117 234 351
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 452 39 136 276 413
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 115 19 43 54 96
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 365 27 116 222 338

Colorado Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 403 drug arrests in Colorado.
  • During 2006, there were 16,266 adult arrests for drug abuse violations in Colorado. There were 17,352 such adult arrests during 2005.
  • Approximately 1.18 million (30.7%) Colorado citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 123,000 (3.21%) Colorado citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 86,000 (2.25%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, there were 44 methamphetamine laboratory incidents reported in Colorado by the DEA and state and local authorities.
  • During 2006, more than 7,000 cultivated marijuana plants were eradicated and seized in Colorado as part of the DEA's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 10 children in Colorado affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2007.
  • Of the 8,6,93 AIDS cases reported in Colorado through from 2001-2006, 9.2% of cases were classified as injecting drug users (IDUs).
  • There were 206 deaths related to cocaine or crack use reported by authorities in Colorado during 2006.
  • During 2006, there were 4,358 cocaine-related hospital discharges in Colorado.
  • During 2006, there 29 methamphetamine-related calls placed to the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center (RMPDC) in Colorado.
  • During 2006, there were 78,141 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Colorado. There were 76,854 such treatment admissions during 2005. In 2004, there were 69,049 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 110,000 (2.87%) Colorado citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Colorado it is estimated that there will be around 21,955 DUI's, and 261 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,330 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 6,821 tobacco related deaths, and 266 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 229,388 marijuana users, 37,589 cocaine addicts, and 2,129 heroin addicts living in Colorado. It is also estimated that there are 100,453 people abusing prescription drugs, 9,582 people that use inhalants, and 17,059 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Colorado, there will be around 28,957 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 384,000 (10%) of Colorado citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Cocaine:
    • Enforcement activities reflect a steady supply of cocaine coming into and through Colorado.
    • Cocaine trafficking organizations with sources of supply in Mexico or along the Southwest Border often deal in multi-kilogram amounts.
    • Crack is available in the larger metropolitan areas of Colorado, generally in street level amounts.
  • Heroin:
    • Mexican black tar heroin is the predominant type of heroin found in Colorado and is available in the major metropolitan areas of Colorado. Mexican brown heroin is also found to a lesser degree.
    • Various law enforcement and treatment indicators suggest that heroin availability and use may be on the rise in Colorado.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Most of the methamphetamine available in Colorado originates in Mexico.
    • In recent years, the potency of methamphetamine produced in Mexico has risen to levels comparable to that made in smaller, local clandestine laboratories.
    • While clandestine laboratories remain problematic to law enforcement in Colorado, the number of such laboratories has diminished dramatically. This is possibly due to the increasing supply of Mexican-produced methamphetamine. Despite a lower number of clandestine laboratories, these operations still represent a threat to the public safety and the environment.
  • Club Drugs:
    • The category of substances known as “club drugs” is most often associated with nightclubs and private parties. DEA investigations indicate that violence, pornography, and prostitution often play key roles in club drug trafficking and abuse.
    • MDMA generally is distributed by independent traffickers or loosely-knit organizations with both domestic and foreign sources of supply.
    • Asian gangs play a significant role in club drug distribution. LSD, Ketamine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) are also distributed and used in the nightclub scene.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is available throughout Colorado and is the most widely abused drug in the state.
    • The highly potent form of marijuana known as “BC Bud” is significantly more expensive, and is smuggled from British Columbia, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest.
    • Indoor marijuana grow operations are regularly found by law enforcement and appear to be increasing in number. These operations range from very simple to extremely complex. Some residences have been converted entirely to grow houses. Grow operations are conducted by independent traffickers, loosely organized groups, and Asian gangs.
    • Colorado’s Amendment 20, which took effect June 1, 2001, allows for the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for sick and dying patients. It provides protection against prosecution under state law, which is where the majority of marijuana small-use and possession cases occur. A 2005 vote in the City and County of Denver legalized ounce or smaller amounts of marijuana for personal recreational use. The proponents of this measure introduced a similar marijuana measure proposing changes in state law for Colorado voters to decide in 2006. Amendment 44 failed in the 2006 vote.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin®, and oxycodone products (such as brand name and generic OxyContin®) continues to be a problem in Colorado.
    • Primary methods of diversion being reported are forged prescriptions, employee theft, and the Internet. Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax® and Valium®), methadone, MS Contin®, Darvon® and Darvocet® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Colorado.
    • Pharmaceutical opiates/opioids are the drugs of choice among drug abusing medical professionals in Colorado. Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Darvocet are the two controlled substances most commonly abused, with various forms of prescription fraud and retail diversion being the methods for obtaining them. The diversion and abuse of OxyContin (oxycodone) is a significant problem in Colorado.

Colorado is classified as one of the Mountain states, although only about half of its area lies in the Rocky Mountains. It borders Wyoming and Nebraska to the north, Nebraska and Kansas to the east, Oklahoma and New Mexico to the south, and Utah to the west. Colorado was admitted to the union on Aug. 1, 1876, as the 38th state. The capital is Denver.

Colorado’s history is written in the names of its cities, towns, mountain ranges, and passes. Native American, French and Spanish names alternate with those of frontier Americans and many ghost towns are reminders of the thousands of prospectors and homesteaders who streamed into the territory in the mid-19th century to pursue dreams of gold and grain bonanzas.

Colorado’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 4,753,3771
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 82.8% white; 3.7% black/African American; 0.9% American Indian/Alaska Native; 2.8% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 7.1% other race; 2.6% two or more races; 19.7% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)