Migration Profile for Colorado, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Colorado in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Colorado People Moving into Colorado People Moving out of Colorado Net # People Moving into Colorado from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 196,319 165,701 30,618 1.18
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 41,472 35,367 6,105 1.17
Aged 18-19 12,630 9,895 2,735 1.28
Aged 20-24 27,000 23,197 3,803 1.16
Aged 25-34 50,273 38,046 12,227 1.32
Aged 35-44 27,121 22,668 4,453 1.20
Aged 45-54 18,843 16,880 1,963 1.12
Aged 55-64 10,621 12,664 -2,043 0.84
Aged 65+ 8,359 6,984 1,375 1.20
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 67,818 54,234 13,584 1.25
Married 67,526 58,262 9,264 1.16
Divorced 16,525 14,751 1,774 1.12
Separated 3,799 2,939 860 1.29
Widowed 3,849 3,742 107 1.03
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 7,322 7,925 -603 0.92
High School Graduate 22,727 18,748 3,979 1.21
Some college or Associates degree 37,354 30,010 7,344 1.24
Bachelor’s Degree 28,754 26,305 2,449 1.09
Graduate or Professional Degree 19,060 14,254 4,806 1.34
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 15,357 15,297 60 1.00
$1-$9,999 36,313 30,302 6,011 1.20
$10,000-$24,999 41,533 34,850 6,683 1.19
$25,000-$49,999 35,815 27,807 8,008 1.29
$50,000-$74,999 14,721 11,342 3,379 1.30
$75,000+ 15,778 14,330 1,448 1.10
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 32,679 22,020 10,659 1.48
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 16,562 11,470 5,092 1.44
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 134,547 119,652 14,895 1.12

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Colorado” refers to those people living in Colorado in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Colorado” refers to those people living in Colorado in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.18 means that very every 100 people leaving Colorado for another state, 118 people are moving to Colorado from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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