Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is a part of the western and southwestern United States.
|Admitted to the Union||August 1, 1876 (38th)|
|Capital (and largest city)||Denver|
|Largest metro||Denver metropolitan area|
The satellite view shows Denver , officially the City and County of Denver . It is the largest city and the capital of Colorado situated in the central United States. Denver lies at the confluence of the Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, east of the Rocky Mountains at the western edge of the Great Plains.
Colorado , constituent state of the United States of America. It 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 is situated in the Rocky Mountain Range, at the coordinates 39.0° N, 105.5° W. within the United States, occupying a total area of 104,094 square miles (269,837 square kilometers), making it the eighth largest state in the country. Location of Colorado in USA.
|Currency||United States Dollar (USD)|
Today, only 43 percent of Americans identify as white and Christian — and only 30 percent as white and Protestant. In Colorado, 39 percent of respondents identified as white and Christian , compared to 50 percent in 2007. At the same time, Colorado scored among the top 10 states on the religious diversity index.
Despite an uptick in Denver crime in recent years, Colorado is a very safe state to live in overall, as its violent and property crime rates are lower than the national averages.
Denver, Colorado — The Mile High City — is where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. Denver is an outdoor city known for its world-class cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries, chef-driven dining and red-hot music scene, all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains .
An amount below 100 means Colorado is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Colorado , Colorado is more expensive . Colorado cost of living is 121.1.
|COST OF LIVING||Colorado||United States|
Most Denver neighborhoods in and around the city are safe, but some are to be avoided, especially at night. If you’re downtown, don’t wonder into less populated areas. Stay on the main streets and sidewalks. Public transportation is affordable and easily accessible, and cabs run most hours of the night.
Our state government collects almost $30 billion each year through three sources of revenue, with about 40% coming from state taxes (“General Funds”), 30% coming from state fees (“ Cash Funds”), and 30% coming from the federal government (“Federal Funds”).
Colorado is the fifth- richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $24,049 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $34,283 (2003).
Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet. Colorado has 222 state wildlife areas. Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America. The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.
Colorado is a high desert, and typically sees less moisture as a result. It has snowed each month of the year in Colorado , but the snow is mainly during the months of late October – late April. Snow is usually heavier and wetter (more moisture) in the spring time than winter.
The coldest month of the year in Colorado is January and snowfall is often very heavy. The days are short with sporadic sunlight and unbearably cold nights. January is a very dry month with very little humidity. Average temperatures can reach as low as -8°F and get up to about 25°F during the day.
Colorado’s combination of high elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cool, dry, and invigorating climate . The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F), which is 13.7 degrees below the global mean.