03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Population Exceeds 5 Million For First Time

Colorado's estimated population surpassed 5 million people for the first time as the state grew at the fourth-highest rate in the country amid the worst recession in decades.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today showed that the state's population hit 5,024,748 in July of this year, adding almost 90,000 people from last year.

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