County Rankings
Colorado
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Broomfield125271126223521639
Douglas2283082564142412121
Ouray347515163426115312824
Boulder4314951358124184129
Pitkin5232327281082126317265
Elbert615232740463645955178
Routt72729229920111612148461
Mineral8216173958529146161339
Gunnison91822282013281621185218723
San Miguel10121240153516464710409511
Larimer113646731818302381614920
Grand128113116193018322519203338
Summit133941196211423346153153
Eagle1421261410261531461377277
Chaffee151315251331232754154212415
Jefferson165054433466141711111060
La Plata174042131817133520111319164
Yuma185437477113815454415254
Arapahoe195660242537351912172331
Teller2030251763344034502210242140
Park2114172921524851571627151814
Denver2264636344111193031273144
Phillips23191853222352273641403542
Rio Blanco2415164419293747153226452557
Jackson2536592486224253329332958
San Juan2699628575439522121252017
Alamosa2720193034141013414761583412
Archuleta2824283311463652482628234018
Garfield2944481229272145222934293610
Mesa30575995015919392822442821
Rio Grande31484736388244314643554428
Montrose3234341643253317494255314622
Gilpin33424348175850436372010112
Logan3454532448122220173439433246
Delta3529311832324215593751503916
El Paso36626116411712402724381951
Clear Creek375557381443512862035131433
Weld384745660221740133923374359
Hinsdale393736604536029422325281245
Montezuma402621216142415038444857506
Prowers4117133556371953285553594743
Cheyenne4278581259556023542353052
Kiowa43101642361636443147322247
Baca4411105536452757186059604953
Custer4535325030604561512433222613
Washington464337524936385534838425448
Fremont4732331546514337643837544136
Moffat4838353439282641275730485963
Adams496162353203210364032265355
Kit Carson50515142413312569438535750
Lincoln5116144737552563334962393832
Costilla5261545741499606464526441
Morgan534640205824294410589516064
Conejos5422203931546122585260474526
Lake5541394124444733565344366330
Las Animas5653523252473554445150565527
Huerfano5760584635504448534156344225
Sedgwick5845385645565349305036465156
Otero5959562655303132436257645635
Dolores6033245759625958374563303734
Saguache615855434049644285945616237
Pueblo6263641062383925616346624862
Bent6352504954635659556149635849
Crowley6449444551645762625658496119
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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