established Aug. 1, 1876 formerly known as Colorado Territory
flag of Colorado
seal of Colorado
Colorado two letter code: CO
capital: Denver est. 1867
5,845,526 ( 49.33 people per square mile )
Buffalo Plains State
Centennial State
Colorful Colorado
Columbine State
Highest State
Lead State
Mother of Rivers
Rocky Mountain Empire
Rocky Mountain State
Silver State
Ski Country USA
Switzerland of America
7 Neighboring States:
New Mexico
4 Areacodes:
303     719     720     970    
Airport : 267
Balloonport : 1
Gliderport : 1
Heliport : 179
Ultralight : 1
Electoral Votes: 9
State Motto: Nil sine numine
english translation: Nothing without providence.
Highest point in Colorado: Mount Elbert , 14,433 feet
fossil Stegosaurus
fossil scientific name Stegosaurus armatus
tree Colorado Blue Spruce
tree binomial nomenclature Picea pungens
flower Rocky Mountain columbine
flower scientificname Aquilegia coerulea
grass Blue grama
grass scientific name Bouteloua gracilis
cactus Claret cup cactus
fish Greenback cutthroat trout
fish binomial nomenclature Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies stomias)
bird Lark Bunting
reptile Western painted turtle
reptile scientific name Chrysemys pictasubspecies bellii
insect Colorado hairstreak butterfly
insect scientific name Hypaurotis crysalus
pet Colorado shelter pets
butterfly Colorado hairstreak butterfly
butterfly binomial nomenclature Hypaurotis crysalus
amphibian Western tiger salamander
amphibian binomial nomenclature Ambystoma mavortium
dinosaur Stegosaurus armatus
land mammal Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
mineral Rhodochrosite
rock or stone Yule Marble
gemstone Aquamarine
zipcodes for Colorado : 80001 80002 80003 80004 80005 80006 80007
all 558 zipcodes for Colorado
Crime Chart Colorado Crime (2014) USA Crime (2014)
population 5,355,866 318,857,056
violent crimes 16,5541,197,987
violent crime rate309.1375.7
murder and manslaughter15114,249
murder and manslaughter rate2.84.5
rape rate56.736.6
robbery rate56.7102.2
aggravated assault10,325741,291
aggravated assault rate192.8232.5
property crimes135,5108,277,829
property crime rate2530.12596.1
burglary rate438.2542.5
larceny theft99,4645,858,496
larceny theft rate1857.11837.3
motor vechicle theft12,574689,527
motor vehicle theft rate234.8216.2
458 cities in Colorado
Map City Population
Denver 682,545
Colorado Springs 456,568
Aurora 359,407
Fort Collins 161,175
Lakewood 152,597
Thornton 133,451
Arvada 115,368
Westminster 113,130
Centennial 109,741
Pueblo 109,412
64 counties in Colorado
County Population
Denver, City and County of 727,211
El Paso 720,403
Arapahoe 656,590
Jefferson 582,881
Adams 517,421
Larimer 356,899
Douglas 351,154
Boulder 326,196
Weld 324,492
Pueblo 168,424