Thursday, May 30, 2019

Denver Still Booming – 9th Largest Population Increase in U.S.

Growth is the prime June 4 election issue, and Denver is still booming. The U.S. Census Bureau just released its latest population estimates. Denver was the 9th largest out of 15 cities in the country, with 11,053 new residents in the 12 months from July 2017 to July 2018.

Six cities were in the rapidly growing West, with Phoenix first (25,288) and San Diego just ahead of Denver with 11,549 new residents. Not surprising, San Diego was the only California city on the top 15 list, but Texas had five cities, including San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin.

Denver’s rapid growth has upset the city’s politics as dramatically as the surge of Baby Boomers did in the early 1980s.

The Buzz: Denver Post: Construction Cranes Everywhere. Mayor’s Race as Referendum on Growth.
U.S. Census Bureau: Fastest-Growing Cities Primarily in the South and West

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