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Facts and figures about Denver and Colorado

Facts and figures about Denver and Colorado

Facts and figures about Denver, host city for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and Colorado:
_City founded: Nov. 17, 1858. Named after James Denver, governor of Kansas Territory.
_Statehood: Colorado, the Centennial State, became the nation's 38th state in 1876.
_City population: 554,636.
_State population: 4.5 million; 3.2 million white, 736,000 Hispanic, 158,000 black, 97,000 Asian, 29,000 Native American.
_Foreign-born: 10.1 percent.
_Median age: 34.7.
_Median household income: $50,652.
_Percent below poverty line: 11.1.
_Registered voters: 1,018,000 Republican; 1,014,000 independent; 901,000 Democratic.
_Major industries: Communications, utilities, transportation, energy, aerospace, agriculture, tourism.
_Governor: Bill Ritter (Democrat), elected 2006.
_Congress: Sens. Ken Salazar (Democrat), Wayne Allard (Republican); Allard is retiring. House: Four Democrats, three Republicans.
_ Independent Ross Perot got 23 percent of the presidential vote in 1996.
_This year's convention is expected to generate $160 million and draw as many as 50,000 visitors.


Updated : 2021-03-08 17:41 GMT+08:00