2023 Epi Profiles Demographics

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Epi Profiles Purpose

The profiles are tools for individuals and organizations working in substance use-related areas like behavioral health, public health, public safety, and public policy. They provide an overview of various substances, substance use behaviors, and consequences related to substance use. The Colorado SEOW publishes statewide substance use profiles every other year.

 The profiles result from the collaborative efforts of Colorado SEOW partners and their respective agencies. The Evaluation Center (TEC) at the University of Colorado Denver is contracted through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to coordinate and carry out the development of the profiles.

demographics Profile Highlights

Colorado is the
most populated state with an
estimated 2021 population of
5,814,707. (1)

73% of the population growth between 2020 and 2021 occurred on the Front Range. However, growth varied by county with Denver, Jefferson, and Boulder seeing declines. Increases occurred in Douglas, Weld, El Paso, Larimer, and Adams. (1)

Median Age Range by County in 2021

Colorado Department of Local Affairs, 2021

In 2021 and 2022, the number of Coloradans 65+

is expected to increase by 133,000,

impacting the labor force, economy, and housing. (1)

  1. Colorado Department of Local Affairs, 2021