CONSUMER STATS

National Stats
Colorado Stats

National Consumer Stats

OUTDOOR RECREATION IS
A POWERFUL ECONOMIC ENGINE

Outdoor recreation is among our nation’s largest economic sectors, representing the lifeblood of thousands of American communities and providing livelihoods for millions of American workers.

$887 BILLION

IN ANNUAL CONSUMER SPENDING

$7.6 MILLION

AMERICAN JOBS

$65.3 BILLION

IN FEDERAL TAX REVENUE

$59.2 BILLION

IN STATE AND LOCAL TAX REVENUE

An Economic Powerhouse

ANNUAL CONSUMER SPENDING

EDUCATION – $278B
GASOLINE + FUELS – $304B
HOUSEHOLD UTILITIES – $313B
MOTOR VEHICLES + PARTS – $465B
PHARMACEUTICALS – $466B
OUTOODOR RECREATION – $887B
FINANCIAL SERVICES + INSURANCE – $921B
OUTPATIENT HEALTHCARE – $931B
HOSPITAL CARE – $964B

Colorado Consumer Stats

71% OF COLORADO RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR
RECREATION EACH YEAR

Communities across Colorado recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and – perhaps most importantly – attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially.

$28 BILLION

IN ANNUAL CONSUMER SPENDING

$2 BILLION

IN STATE AND LOCAL TAX REVENUE

$9.7 BILLION

IN WAGES AND SALARIES

229,000

DIRECT JOBS

OUTDOOR RECREATION IN COLORADO

Creates nearly four times as many direct jobs (229,000) as the oil and gas industry (39,000) and the mining industry combined.