Oliver Car Wraps is privileged to call Colorado home!
Colorado is definitely one of the best US states to live in, and we're delighted to live and work here! Below are a few interesting facts about Colorado, courtesy of Wikipedia!
Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.
Minimum wage: 11.10 USD per hour (Jan 1, 2019)
Governor: Jared Polis
Country United States
Admitted to the Union August 1, 1876 (38th)
(and largest city) Denver
Largest metro Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA
• Governor Jared Polis (D)
• Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera (D)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
Judiciary Colorado Supreme Court
U.S. senators Michael Bennet (D)
Cory Gardner (R)
U.S. House delegation 4 Democrats
3 Republicans (list)
• Total 104,094 sq mi (269,837 km2)
• Land 103,718 sq mi (268,875 km2)
• Water 376 sq mi (962 km2) 0.36%
Area rank 8th
• Length 380 mi (610 km)
• Width 280 mi (450 km)
Elevation 6,800 ft (2,070 m)
Highest elevation (Mount Elbert in Lake County) 14,440 ft (4,401.2 m)
Lowest elevation (Arikaree River at the Kansas border) 3,317 ft (1,011 m)
• Total 5,758,736
• Rank 21st
• Density 52.0/sq mi (19.9/km2)
• Density rank 37th
• Median household income $69,117
• Income rank 12th
• Official language English
Time zone UTC−07:00 (Mountain)
• Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ISO 3166 code US-CO
Latitude 37°N to 41°N
Longitude 102°02′48″W to 109°02′48″W
Colorado is notable for its diverse geography, which includes alpine mountains, high plains, deserts with huge sand dunes, and deep canyons. In 1861, the United States Congress defined the boundaries of the new Territory of Colorado exclusively by lines of latitude and longitude, stretching from 37°N to 41°N latitude, and from 102°02′48″W to 109°02′48″W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian). After 159 years of government surveys, the borders of Colorado are now officially defined by 697 boundary markers and 697 straight boundary lines. Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah are the only states that have their borders defined solely by straight boundary lines with no natural features. The southwest corner of Colorado is the Four Corners Monument at 36°59′56″N, 109°2′43″W. The Four Corners Monument, located at the place where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet, is the only place in the United States where four states meet.
The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401.2 m) elevation in Lake County is the highest point in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains of North America. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters elevation. The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the lowest point in Colorado at 3,317 feet (1,011 m) elevation. This point, which holds the distinction of being the highest low elevation point of any state, is higher than the high elevation points of 18 states and the District of Columbia.
Roughly 70% of Colorado's population resides along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor between Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Pueblo, Colorado. This region is partially protected from prevailing storms that blow in from the Pacific Ocean region by the high Rockies in the middle of Colorado. The "Front Range" includes Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Greeley, and other townships and municipalities in between. On the other side of the Rockies, the significant population centers in Western Colorado (which is not considered the "Front Range") are the cities of Grand Junction, Durango, and Montrose.