State AbbreviationCO
StatehoodAugust 1, 1876
State CapitalDenver
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 104,094 sq miles; Land Only: 103,718 sq miles
Number of Counties63
State Population (2010)5029196
Electoral Votes9
State Quarter Issue Date38882
State MottoNil sine numine (Nothing without the Deity)
State FlowerRocky Mountain columbine
State BirdLark Bunting
NicknameCentennial State
Area Codes303, 719, 720, 970
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Denver (600,158)
Colorado Springs (416,427)
Aurora (325,078)
Fort Collins (143,986)
Lakewood (142,980)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Colorado Rockies
NFL: Denver Broncos
NBA: Denver Nuggets
NHL: Colorado Avalanche
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Florence ADX
United States Penitentiary, Florence High
Federal Correctional InstitutionsFederal Correctional Institution, Englewood
Federal Correctional Institution, Florence
State PrisonsArkansas Valley Correctional Facility (Crowley, Colorado)
Arrowhead Correctional Center (494 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
Bent County Correctional Facility (Private Prison) (Las Animas, Colorado)
Buena Vista Correctional Facility (Buena Vista, Colorado)
Centennial Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
Colorado Correctional Center (Camp George West) (150 inmate capacity) (Golden, Colorado)
Colorado State Penitentiary (Canon City, Colorado)
Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
Crowley County Correctional Facility (Private Prison) (Olney Springs, Colorado)
Delta Correctional Center (480 inmate capacity) (Delta, Colorado)
Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (542 inmate capacity) (Denver, Colorado)
Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (900 inmate capacity) (Denver, Colorado)
Fort Lyon Correctional Facility (Bent County, Colorado)
Four Mile Correctional Center (499 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
Fremont Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
Huerfano County Correctional Center (Private Prison; closed in 2010) (Walsenburg, Colorado)
Kit Carson Correctional Center (Private Prison) (Burlington, Colorado)
LaVista Correctional Facility (Pueblo, Colorado)
Limon Correctional Facility (Limon, Colorado)
Rifle Correctional Center (192 inmate capacity) (Rifle, Colorado)
San Carlos Correctional Facility (Pueblo, Colorado)
Skyline Correctional Center (249 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
Sterling Correctional Facility (Sterling, Colorado)
Trinidad Correctional Facility (500 inmate capacity) (Model, Colorado)
Youthful Offender System (Pueblo, Colorado)

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