The population of Colorado is steadily growing, but there are seven things people need to know before making the big move to the Centennial state.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Colorado has grown by about one million in the last 10 years, increasing to about 5.5 million. 25 years ago the population was under 3.5 million. In fact, a recent report in the Denver Post says Colorado is the second fastest growing state in the country.

There are plenty of good things about our fine state, but for anyone who may be contemplating moving here, take a look at 7 things you should know before you decide to move to Colorado.