What New York was to the 1800's, California to the 1900's, Colorado will be to the 2000's.
Colorado has undergone substantial growth in the past 20 years.
From 2000 to 2010, Colorado’s population grew by 17% and employment 8%. Over the same time period, real personal income grew by 15%, driven both by labor earnings and investment and retirement income.
It's population has also seen explosive growth especially since 1990.
The 2010 Census numbers represented a rise of 16.9% from the 2000 census survey, when 4,301,262 residents were shown to be living in Colorado. Updated estimates arrive on a yearly basis, and in 2015, it was reported that the numbers in Colorado had increased to 5,456,574.
Its Demographics have also despite what you might think, remain uncucked
Other race: 4.15%
Black or African American: 4.07%
Two or more races: 3.47%
Native American: 0.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The Economoic Forces in Colorado are Diversified and Important
The state's economy is diversified and is notable for its concentration of scientific research and high-technology industries. Other industries include food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, minerals such as gold and molybdenum, and tourism. Denver is an important financial center.
Colorado's GDP Growth has also been rising and was combining all economic factors, Colorado is now the 8th Wealthy State in the Country, yet draws on all works of life, from high tech to coal mining & farming. No major economic factor, be it industrial, mineral, goods or services, is a small factor or overbearing factor in Colorado, but equal and balanced contributors to the wealth and culture.