Thursday, January 12, 2017

Colorado and Denver Continue to Grow at Wild Pace

Colorado grew by more than 190,000 residents from July 2014 to July 2016. The state now has 5.5 (5,540,545) million residents, up 491,901 since the 2010 census.

The West contains eight of the fifteen fastest growing states from the last six years. Colorado is ranked fifth with nearly a half million new residents. In the West, only Utah grew faster over the last six years. Most of Colorado’s new growth settled in the Denver metro area and the North Front Range.

After the 2010 Census, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Washington gained one congressional seat each. Colorado will be competitive for another seat, but it will depend on growth during the remaining four years of the decade. Will the torrid pace continue, or will congestion and housing prices turn migrants away?

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