Colorado Population Undergoes Minor Changes, Says New Survey

The composition of Colorado’s population underwent underwent minor changes during the past four years, according to the 2012 American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percent of residents 15  and older – yes, that is the age the Census Bureau references – who are married continued to fall and now is barely over 50 percent the survey found. In 2008, 52 percent were married compared to 50.5 percent in 2012.

The percent of foreign born residents also fell slightly, from 10.1 percent to 9.8 percent. A smaller percent are from Latin American, 53.6 percent in 2012 vs. 57.6 percent in 2008, with a larger percent from Asia, 22.1 percent in 2012 as opposed to 19.6 percent in 2008.

The state’s adults were slightly more educated in 2012 compared to 2008.

The percent of Coloradans with high school degrees rose from 88.9 percent to 90.6 percent and the percent with college degrees increased from 35.6 percent to 37.7 percent, the survey found.

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