Thank you for visiting our Colorado Relocation Guide. Inside you will find information about Colorado and the cities and towns that make it unique.
Colorado covers 104,100 square miles and has a population of 5,684,203 people. Colorado’s capital is Denver (pop. 693,060), which has a population of 554,636. Other important cities are Aurora (pop. 361,710), Colorado Springs (pop. 465,101), Highlands Ranch (pop. 96,713), Thornton (pop. 136,703), Loveland (pop. 76,897), Westminster (pop. 91,565), Longmont (pop. 92,858), Boulder (pop. 108,090), Arvada (pop. 117,453) and Fort Collins (pop. 164,207).
Colorado was admitted to the Union on August 1st, 1876 as the 38th state. The state flower is the “Rocky Mountain Columbine” and it’s nickname is “The Centennial State” or “Colorful Colorado”. Colorado’s economy is broken into two categories; agriculture and industry. Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn and hay provide for the agricultural side. While scientific instruments, food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, gold and other mining and tourism provide for the industrial side.
The climate of Colorado is more complex than states outside of the Mountain States region. Unlike most other states, southern Colorado is not always warmer than northern Colorado. Most of Colorado is made up of mountains, foothills, high plains, and desert lands. Mountains and surrounding valleys greatly affect local climate.
As a general rule, with an increase in elevation comes a decrease in temperature and an increase in precipitation. Northeast, east, and southeast Colorado are mostly the high plains, while Northern Colorado is a mix of high plains, foothills, and mountains. Northwest and west Colorado are predominantly mountainous, with some desert lands mixed in. Southwest and southern Colorado are a complex mixture of desert and mountain areas.
For more Colorado relocation information, visit the Colorado Wikipedia.