Final 2013 CTF Estimates

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, State Demography Office (SDO) has prepared the final July 1, 2013 population estimates. These population estimates are the basis for the distribution of Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) lottery funds to your jurisdiction.

The July 1, 2013 estimates are based on the April 1, 2010 Census plus annual data on births, deaths net migration and change in group quarters facilites. The estimates for the previous year - July 1, 2010 will be different than the one released last year because of the updated census migration estimate data.

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TABLE 1: Table 1 provides 2010 through 2013 estimates of county population.

Table 1 Excel or PDF

TABLE 2: Table 2 contains the 2010 through 2013 time series of estimates for county and municipal population and housing units, with related input data.


TABLE 3: In Table 3, the municipal estimates are broken down into household and group quarters populations, and calculation of the implied vacancy rate is shown.

Table 3

TABLE 4:Table 4 provides the July 1, 2013 estimates of population and households by CTF-receiving special district. The estimates are listed first for the entire county, and then for each special district. The special district total is listed first, and then its municipal and unincorporated components. Definitions for each column are given at the bottom of each page.

Table 4

METHODOLOGY: The methodology provides a description of the methods used for creation of the annual population estimates for counties, municipalities and CTF-receiving special districts.