The Colorado State Demography Summit is held in the fall of each year. This one-day conference offers attendees the opportunity to explore the most current population and economic conditions and forecasts for the state and its regions and what is driving these changes.
State Demography Office
The State Demography Office, within the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), will virtually hold its annual fall summit on Friday, November 4, from 8:45 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
COVID-19’s Impact on Births and Deaths Results in a Record Number of Counties Experiencing Natural Decrease
The U.S. Census Bureau released their county-level vintage 2021 population estimates, and they report that more than 73% (2,297) of U.S. counties experienced natural decrease in 2021 - up from 45.5% in 2019 and 55.5% in 2020. In Colorado, 35 of the 64 counties (55%) experienced natural decrease. Natural decrease occurs when there are more deaths than births in a population over a given period. Aging in the U.S. and Colorado, as well as increased mortality due to COVID and fewer births, contributed to this rise in natural decrease.
New Statistics About Colorado’s Communities were Released March 17th from the American Community Survey 2016-2020
On March 17th, the Census Bureau released the 2016-2020 American Community Survey. This dataset contains population characteristics for smaller geographies up to state levels.
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced its final population count of the 2020 Census and Colorado comes in at 5,773,714, getting one additional seat in the United States House of Representatives.
April 1st is Census Day when a crucial assessment of nation’s population takes place, which only happens every 10 years.
The 2020 Census Outreach Grant Program Committee Chair, Cecelia Espenoza, announced today, the official notification of funding and application is live and applicants can apply online through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/census-2020-outreach-grant-program.
Colorado State Demography Office Provides Review of the Newly Released U.S. Census Bureau 2018 County Estimates
The most recent Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County had the largest county increase in the state between 2017-2018 of 13,056 followed by Denver +11,053, Weld +9,031, Adams +7,440 and Douglas +7,104.
The 2020 Census is one year away and the State of Colorado is working on efforts to ensure a complete and accurate count. This critical process ensures that Colorado receives fair representation in Congress and its fair share of federal funding. The data collected is then used by states for redistricting.
CO State Demography Office Provides Review of Recently Released U.S. Census Bureau 2017 County Estimates
New Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County (home to Colorado Springs) has the largest county increase in the state of 12,526 followed by Weld + 10,390, Denver + 9,844, Douglas + 7,577 and Arapahoe + 6,103.