The reported population of the state in 1950 was 1,325,089, 831,381 of which resided within urban settings. 415,786 people were living in the most highly populated county- Denver.
School attendance in Colorado was impressive in this early stage in American history. It reported that there were 388,700 children in school at the time the census was taken. That accounted for over sixty percent of the children five to twenty-four years of age. There was over a ninety percent attendance rate for children seven to fourteen years of age.
The population of the state, according to Colorado census records in 1930, was 1,035,791. Of that number, the largest percentage of individuals was in the age range of twenty-five to twenty-nine years of age. They represented just over nine percent. The largest foreign population was of German descent.
The population of the state in this year was 939,629. That number represented a 17.6 percent increase in population from one decade earlier. What is surprising, however, is that Bent County- within the state- reported a population of 9,705 in 1920, growing from 5,043, which represented a 92.4 percent growth in the same amount of time.
The state experienced growth of about forty-eight percent in the decade preceding this census. The population reached 799,024. Of that total, nearly twenty-seven percent of the residents, or 213,831 people resided within the borders of Denver County.
The population of 539,700 at the turn of the twentieth century was living within new boundaries. Counties, such as Teller, which had not existed prior to this census, but had sprung up from portions of surrounding counties- this one a portion of El Paso and Freemont- were reporting impressive sums of residents. Teller reported 29,002 people.
The more well-known areas of Colorado as we know it today did not yet exist in 1890. So, of the 413,249 residents reported on the census in that year, the majority lived in the county of Arapahoe, which accounted for 132,135 people.
The 1880 Colorado census records report found that Colorado's average population lived the furthest from sea level, with over twenty six thousand of its residents living more than 10,000 feet above it. Less than two thousand of the reported inhabitants were living less than 5,000 feet above sea level.
The vast majority of the people that populated Colorado at this time were considered white skinned. Just 456 black people were counted in this census versus 39,221 whites. Though, these numbers represented a far more substantial growth for the black population from the decade before- 891 % and 14.6% increases respectively.
The total population in this year was a mere 34,277. Only forty-six of those were black, 1577 were white females, and the remaining 32,654 were white males. Overall, the males outnumbered the females by more than twenty to one.
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