How many cars are in Colorado?

Like many other people my age, I finally decided to move to Colorado. While I love it so far, traffic is a bit crazy in the Denver area and it made me wonder… How many cars are there in Colorado?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 28, 2022
Denver is a beautiful city, but like any other growing metro, traffic is a concern. Denver has the 22nd-worst traffic in the country—and part of the issue is the number of cars.
According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, there are 5.35 million cars in Colorado legally registered to be on the road. While this may seem like a ton of vehicles, Colorado has fewer cars than states with similar populations (around 6 million people).
Still, Denver has a car ownership rate of 94.6%, which is one of the highest rates of any city. It makes sense though! The mountains are calling—but they’re a 30- to 45-minute drive away.
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