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Colorado

Colorado has one of the fastest-growing job outlooks and the second-highest state population with the most college graduates. Coupled with low business costs, Colorado is attracting businesses and more jobs. For the approximately 5.2 million people living in Colorado, the median household income is approximately $56,129, with a poverty rate of 13.7 percent. Approximately 37.5 percent of those living in Colorado have college degrees, and 90.6 percent of the population have high school degrees. U.S. Census Bureau data from 2008 to 2012 show that 12.9 percent of Colorado residents live below the poverty level, compared to 14.9 percent nationwide. The welfare programs governed by the state of Colorado and its counties place a great focus on education, work, and family. Promoting two-parent households and ...

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