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Quick Guide to Colorado State Government Statistical Information

Revised December 2013

For further information contact the library staff at spl@cde.state.co.us


Various agencies of Colorado state government provide statistical data and related information on a large variety of topics. The web links included in this brief list will lead to additional resources. This is a quick information guide to selected print and electronic publications, as well as web sites, maintained by state agencies only. Many current and historical print publications on this topic are available to borrow from the State Publications Library. For information visit the library web site at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo



GENERAL:

CEDIS - Colorado Economic and Demographic System - data by state, region, county, municipality, and special district
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251593752937

Census Statistics - Population, demographic, & economic, etc.
http://dola.colorado.gov/dlg/demog/index.html

Colorado by the Numbers - an online statistical abstract by topic from age and cities to transportation and water
http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/govpubs/online.htm

Colorado County Profile System - Statistical information on population, births, deaths, housing, and building permits in each Colorado County
http://dola.colorado.gov/demog_webapps/profile_county

Colorado Index - Tracking trends in community, environment, social and political issues (PDF)
http://www.hmcnews.org/coloradocenter/web/ColoIndex.pdf

Kids Count - State and county level data on 75 indicators of child well-being plus state-by-state comparisons
http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx

AGRICULTURE:

Colorado Agriculture Overview - Summary data and rankings (PDF)
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Online_Highlights/
County_Profiles/Colorado/cp99008.pdf

Colorado Agricultural Statistics Service - Link to Census of Agriculture
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Colorado/index.asp

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS:

Colorado Economic Chronicle - Monthly briefing on economic activity published by the General Assembly 1997 - 2009. (Now published as part of "Focus Colorado")
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CGA-LegislativeCouncil/CLC/1209375339592

Colorado Economic Forecast - Revenue and economic quarterly forecasts published by the State Office of Planning and Budgeting
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OSPB/GOVR/1218709343298

Consumer Price Index - CPI from 1964 to the present with forecasts (PDF)
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Document_C&childpagename= CGA-LegislativeCouncil%2FDocument_C%2FCLCAddLink&cid=1251581586330& pagename=CLCWrapper

Focus Colorado - Outlook for state's revenues and economy more in-depth than the Chronicle also published by the General Assembly
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CGA-LegislativeCouncil/CLC/1251573164950

Insurance Industry Statistical Report - Documents the financial and market share status of companies engaged in the business of insurance in Colorado.
http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-DI/CBON/DORA/1251623067465

Labor Market Information - Statistics on labor, employment, wages, etc.
http://lmigateway.coworkforce.com/lmigateway/

Travel and Tourism - Research on trends in the industry (Use links on the left under "Research" to access statistical reports)
http://www.colorado.com/research

CRIME, CORRECTIONS, AND COURTS:

Corrections, General Statistics - Admissions and releases, inmate characteristics, projections, etc.
http://www.doc.state.co.us/gsr

Courts - Annual reports for the Judicial Branch
http://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm/Unit/annrep

Crime in Colorado - Annual reports from 1998 to the present plus missing children report
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPS-CBIMain/CBON/1251622200442

Crime Statistics - Arrest rates, offense rates, and Colorado population figures
http://dcj.state.co.us/ors/statistics.htm

Youth Corrections - Juvenile offenders and parole data
http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/dyc/Research.htm

EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES:

Colorado Higher Education Data Warehouse - Search enrollment data, degrees awarded and offered by colleges/universities and demographics
http://highered.colorado.gov/i3/default.aspx

Library Statistics - Current and historic data on academic, public, and school libraries in the state and nationwide
http://www.lrs.org

School District Revenues and Expenditures - 1996/97 to current
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/RevExp.htm

School and District Statistics - Pupil membership, graduation, dropout, suspension/expulsion, staff, summary data, directory, etc.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_stats.htm

SchoolVIEW - Interactive portal for the Colorado Growth Model, and school performance data from the Colorado Department of Education
http://www.schoolview.org/

Special Education Data Report - Reports from 1997/98 to current
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdespedfin/SPED_DataReports.htm

Student Assessment - CSAP and TCAP test results
http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/coassess-dataandresults

HEALTH:

Adolescent Health Data - data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey including physical activity, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, substance use, safety, mental health, sexual health and school and family involvement.
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Adolescent_Health_Data

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - County-level survey results
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/cohid/topics.aspx?q=Behavioral_Risk_Factors

Colorado Health and Environmental Data - statistics on maternal and child health, adult health, mortality, environmental health, health disparities, communicable diseases and more.
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/default.aspx

Colorado Hospital Report Card - Hospital comparison data on several measures including mortality rates, procedure volumes and patient safety.
http://www.cohospitalquality.org

Health Information Dataset - Local data on birth, cancer, trauma, etc.
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/cohid/

Maternal and Child Health Data - Data sets from the Colorado Health and Environmental Data portal include: state and county birth and death tables; the PRegnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System; pediatric nutrition; data from the Colorado Child Health Survey; and birth defects data.
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Maternal_Child_Health_Data

Mortality Data - View and search birth and death summary tables, the census of fatal occupation injuries, and the violent death reporting system.
http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Mortality_Data

Public Health and Environment Data - links to the main data portal from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-Main/CBON/1251625555400

NATURAL RESOURCES:

Avalanche Information Center - Avalanche accident data
http://avalanche.state.co.us/acc/acc_stats.php

Colorado Oil and Gas Information System (COGIS)
http://www.oil-gas.state.co.us/COGIS/LiveQuery.html

Mining Data - Production and mining activity
http://mining.state.co.us/Reports/MiningData/Pages/MiningData.aspx

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission - Production and area reports
http://cogcc.state.co.us/Library/library.asp

Water Data Search - Water related research tools that include streamflows, lake levels, water rights, diversion records, calls, etc.
http://water.state.co.us/DataMaps/Pages/default.aspx

Water Quality Database System - Groundwater quality monitoring results by year and geographic location for pesticides and inorganic compounds from 1992 to present
https://erams.com/co_groundwater/

Water Reports and Publications - Annual statistics on ground and surface water activity
http://water.state.co.us/DWRDocs/Reports/Pages/default.aspx

REVENUE AND TAXES:

Gaming Industry - Data for gaming cities and statewide
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Gaming/RGM/1213781235126

Property Taxation Annual Report - Includes county level information
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=DOLA-Main%2FCBONLayout&cid= 1251591547549&pagename=CBONWrapper

Retail Sales - For cities and counties
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-Main/XRM/1213954128545

Tax and Revenue - Statistical studies and reports. Statewide data but some county-level
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-Main/XRM/1213954016389

STATE GOVERNMENT

Budget Documents and Fact Sheets - Budgetary overviews for each Executive Branch Department
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OSPB/GOVR/1225731668028

Elections Archive - Prior years election information
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/Archives.html

Elections Center - Current election, campaign and candidate information
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm

Housing Division- Households, costs, vacancy surveys, etc.
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251596868518

Transparency Online Project System (TOPS) - revenue and expenditure data for the Colorado state government
http://tops.state.co.us/

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION:

State Patrol Statistical Information / Colorado State Patrol - Links to traffic crash statistics statewide and by county with numbers and causes
http://csp.state.co.us/trafficsafety.html

Transportation - Current and projected traffic volumes, state highway attributes, summary roadway statistics, demographics and geographic data, maps and database files
http://apps.coloradodot.info/dataaccess/

PRINT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

For records of print publications to borrow and/or links to electronic publications, search our library catalog:
http://www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo

The following is a list of selected current and historic print publication titles:

  • "Colorado Business Economic Outlook" which continues the "Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum" - State Publications has 1968 to current
  • "Colorado Mineral and Mineral Fuel Activity" - library has 1995 to 2004
  • "Colorado Ski Industry: Highlights of the (year) Season" - library has incomplete holdings from 1982/83 to 1989/99 - no longer published
  • "Colorado Year Book" - library has this annual, biennial, or triennial statistical abstract-type publication from 1918 through 1964 - no longer published
  • "Standard Summary of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Colorado" - library has this annual publication for 1962 (semi-annual), 1971, 1977, and 1982 to 2004
  • "Vital Statistics" - library has from 1983 to 2000 - continued by online resources listed above and the "Colorado Health Watch" in paper
  • Print information from the Colorado Department of Education, much of which has been continued online, includes:
    • "The Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Instruction" contains early statistics on school districts - library has 1870-71 to 1962-64.
    • Pupil membership, statistics, ethnicity, achievement, etc. by district - library has by various titles from 1961/62 to 1999
    • Certificated personnel, statistics, salaries, etc. by district - 1968 to 1997
    • Dropout rates and graduation rates - 1985 to 1998 (earlier rates are in Pupil Membership reports, but reported differently)
    • Revenue and expenditures - 1969 to current
    • Public school transportation - 1969 to 1991
    • Annual report, K-12 public education - 1980 to 1999 (1987, 1991,1998 were not published)

For additional information, e-mail spl@cde.state.co.us

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