Colorado in detail

Other Stats

Unemployment

3%

State Wildlife Areas

350

Peaks over 14,000ft

53, 54 or 58 (depending on who's counting)

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Colorado Facts

Nickname Centennial State

Population 5,700,000

Area 104,185 sq miles

Capital City Denver (population 693,100)

Other Cities Boulder (population 97,385), Colorado Springs (population 445,830)

Sales tax 2.9% state tax, plus individual city taxes

Birthplace of Ute tribal leader Chief Ouray (1833–80); South Park creator Trey Parker (b 1969); actor Amy Adams (b 1974); climber Tommy Caldwell (b 1978)

Peaks over 14,000ft 53, 54 or 58 (depending on who's counting)

Politics Swing state

Famous for Sunny days (300 per year), the highest-altitude vineyards and longest ski run in the continental USA

Kitschiest souvenir Deer-hoof bottle-opener

Driving distances Denver to Vail 100 miles, Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park 38 miles