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Colorado Electricity Rates & Consumption

Electricity Rates in CO

^ The average residential electricity rate in Colorado is 11.46¢/kWh, which ranks 21st in the U.S. [1]

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Electricity Consumption in CO

^ Electricity consumption by Colorado residents averages 706 kWh per month, which ranks 38th in the nation.[1]

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Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Residential electricity bills in Colorado


  • Residential electricity bills in CO [1]
    • The average monthly residential electricity bill in Colorado is $81, which ranks 48th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity bill in Colorado is 24.3% less than the national average monthly bill of $107.
    • Average monthly residential electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $75 to $203.

Residential electricity rates in Colorado


  • Residential electricity rates in CO [1]
    • Residential electricity rates in Colorado average 11.46¢/kWh, which ranks the state 21st in the nation.
    • The average residential electricity rate of 11.46¢/kWh in CO is 3.54% less than the national average residential rate of 11.88¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢/kWh to 37.34¢/kWh.

Residential electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Residential electricity consumption in CO [1]
    • Residential electricity consumption in Colorado averages 706 kWh/month, which ranks 38th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity consumption in CO is 21.82% less than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.
    • Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254 kWh/mo.
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Commercial Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Commercial electricity bills in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity bills in CO [2]
    • The average monthly commercial electricity bill in Colorado is $449, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity bill in Colorado is 28.62% less than the national average monthly bill of $629.
    • Average monthly commercial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $334 to $3,288.

Commercial electricity rates in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity rates in CO [2]
    • Commercial electricity rates in Colorado average 9.39¢/kWh, which ranks the state 25th in the nation.
    • The average commercial electricity rate of 9.39¢/kWh in CO is 6.94% less than the national average commercial rate of 10.09¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of commercial electricity rates in the U.S. is 6.86¢/kWh to 34.88¢/kWh.

Commercial electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity consumption in CO [2]
    • Commercial electricity consumption in Colorado averages 4,778 kWh/month, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity consumption in CO is 23.4% less than the national average consumption of 6,238 kWh/month.
    • Monthly commercial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 3,244 kWh/mo. to 27,352 kWh/mo.

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Industrial Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Industrial electricity bills in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity bills in CO [3]
    • The average monthly industrial electricity bill in Colorado is $5,571, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity bill in Colorado is 25.55% less than the national average monthly bill of $7,483.
    • Average monthly industrial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $1,285 to $993,225.

Industrial electricity rates in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity rates in CO [3]
    • Industrial electricity rates in Colorado average 6.95¢/kWh, which ranks the state 20th in the nation.
    • The average industrial electricity rate of 6.95¢/kWh in CO is 4.2% greater than the national average industrial rate of 6.67¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of industrial electricity rates in the U.S. is 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.

Industrial electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity consumption in CO [3]
    • Industrial electricity consumption in Colorado averages 80,202 kWh/month, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity consumption in CO is 28.49% less than the national average consumption of 112,158 kWh/month.
    • Monthly industrial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 18,333 kWh/mo. to 18,198,000 kWh/mo.

Household Income in Colorado

Income Breakdown in Colorado [4]


Income Summary for Colorado


    • Household income: The state of Colorado has a median household income is $62,770, versus $58,522 for the U.S.[4]
    • Compared to the U.S.: Median household income in Colorado is approximately 7 percent greater than the median income for the U.S. as a whole.[4]
    • Poverty level: Approximately 13 percent of households in CO have incomes below the poverty level.[4]
    • Electric bills: The average residential electricity bill in Colorado is about $81/month, ranking 48th in the U.S. and 24.3% less than the national average of $107.[5]

Household Income: Colorado vs. Nation [4]



Additional information about Colorado

About Colorado

The state of Colorado has a population of approximately 5,029,196, ranking 22nd in the nation.[6]

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More about Colorado utilities

For more information about Colorado electricity, or for additional resources regarding electricity & utilities in your state, visit the Energy Information Administration.

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References

1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

2. ^ U.S. Department of Energy

3. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

4. ^ United States Census Bureau

5. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau