DEMOGRAPHICS / AT A GLANCE

Population                  
5,355,866 (State of Colorado)

Total Area       
104,100 square miles

Land Area                   
103,730 square miles

Water Area                 
371 square miles

Highest Point             
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 feet

Lowest Point              
Arikaree River at 3315 feet

Geographic Center     
Park, 30 miles northwest of Pike’s Peak

Topography    
Eastern dry high plains; hilly to mountainous central plateau; high ranges of western Rocky Mountains alternating with broad valleys and deep narrow canyons.

Capital City                 
Denver

Largest Cities 
Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins, Arvada, Pueblo, Westminster,
Boulder, Thornton

Area Codes                 
303, 719, 720, 970

Border States             
Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

Agriculture                 
Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay

Industries
Scientific instruments, food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, gold and other mining, tourism

Statehood                   
August 6, 1876

State Motto                 
Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)

State Flower               
Rocky Mountain Columbine

State Nickname
Centennial State, Colorful Colorado

State Tree                   
Blue Spruce

State Bird                   
Lark Bunting

State Song                  
Where the Columbines Grow

 

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