ERIC Number: ED237387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Colorado Population Changes: A Source Book for Education Planners and Policy Makers.
Knop, Sheila A.
The statewide population data presented in this document should assist education program planners and policymakers in making judgments about the priority educational needs of adults in different areas of Colorado. Arranged into 4 major sections, the document presents over 35 statistical tables about Colorado's population size and growth, age and sex characteristics, urban and rural distribution, race and Spanish-origin, family and household size, marital status, household income, educational characteristics, labor force characteristics, and in-migration. The first section provides background information for users of Census and Source Book data. The second section examines Colorado's population as a whole, with comparisons between 1970 and 1980, and between Colorado and nationwide data. The third section allows comparisons to be made within the state, by presenting population characteristics of people living in eight multi-county areas. The appendices include data for each of Colorado's 63 counties and 4 geographic regions, and a sample survey questionnaire. According to the data, two rural regions, the San Luis Valley and the South East, are less affluent than their urban and metropolitan counterparts, with greater proportions of agricultural and government workers, young children and older people, and adults with less than 12 years of schooling. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Census Figures, Charts, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Regions, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Counties, Metropolitan Areas, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Profiles, Racial Distribution, Rural Areas, School Demography, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Surveys, Urban Areas
Sheila A. Knop, 2608 Avocet Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526 ($8.00, checks must be payable to the University of Colorado at Boulder).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver. Colorado Lifelong Learning Project.
Identifiers: Colorado; Policymakers; Population Information
Note: For a related document, see SO 015 074. Small type throughout may cause marginal legibility.