Colorado Futures Center

Independent, nonpartisan and academically grounded input on a broad range of issues related to the economic health of the state of Colorado.

NEW Resource: Municipal Fiscal Facts is a subscription-based, membership-driven utility through which Colorado cities can share fiscal data for research and comparison purposes, create real-time data visualizations, and download data using user-defined queries. Phase one is limited to sales and use tax data, but planned future phases will incorporate other revenue and expenditure data elements.

favicon-iPhone-RetinaThe Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University, provides vital research and analysis of public policies impacting Colorado’s future and quality of life.

As an independent, nonpartisan and academically grounded organization, we provide input on a broad range of issues related to the economic health of the state of Colorado.

The Colorado Futures Center fits within CSU’s commitment to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. In support of that mission, the Colorado Futures Center produces research to help Colorado’s citizens and leaders make decisions that strengthen the state’s economy and quality of life.

Research on the Colorado economy

Doubled-Up Households in Colorado

In January 2018, The Colorado Futures Center, in partnership with Shift Research Lab, released Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability Challenges, which revealed a largely unexplored phenomenon: more Coloradans are living with friends, roommates and family members in “doubled-up” households. This brief, the first in a two-part series, explores the data on doubled-up households in Colorado, describing the demographics, geographic distribution and change in the prevalence of the doubling-up phenomenon from 2006 to 2017. The second part in the series, which will be released in late 2019, will explore the economics surrounding these households. Read the first in a two-part series at Shift Research Lab