Colorado

Capital: Denver
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
5,191,709 
Population 2013 5,272,086 
Population 2014 5,355,866 
Below Poverty 2011 13.2 
Below Poverty 2012 11.9 
Below Poverty 2013 10.6 
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 63.6 
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 63.8 
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 64.7 
Unemployed 2011 9.1 
Unemployed 2012 7.8 
Unemployed 2013 6.8 
Unemployed 2014 5.0 
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,110
STATE FACTS
Katherine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" after being inspired by the view from Pikes Peak.
Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 ft.
The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 ft.