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According to the 2020 U.S. Census, from 2010 to 2020, the following are the top10 fastest growing cities in Colorado by actual residential growth:

  • Denver grew by 115,364 people; 2020 population: 715,522
  • Colorado Springs grew by 62,534 people; 2020 population: 478,961
  • Aurora grew by 61,183 people; 2020 population: 386,261
  • Fort Collins grew by 25,824 people; 2020 population: 169,810
  • Castle Rock grew by 24,927 people; 2020 population: 73,158
  • Thornton grew by 23,095 people; 2020 population: 141,867
  • Broomfield grew by 18,223 people; 2020 population: 74,112
  • Arvada grew by 17,969 people; 2020 population: 124,402
  • Commerce City grew by 16,505 residents; 2020 population: 62,418
  • Greeley grew by 15,906 residents; 2020 population: 108,795
Colorado grew by 744,518 residents and ranked sixth in the nation for percentage of growth (14.8%).An article in the Burlington Record Aug. 18 cited the following statistics from the U.S. 2020 census. ( Greeley metro area was the fourth-fastest growing in the nation; the fastest was The Villages in Florida. The article also addresses housing: Almost all housing units along the Front Range are occupied, the census data shows. In Denver, 92% of the cityís 344,980 housing units are occupied, and that percentage goes up in neighboring counties ó Douglas and Jefferson countiesí housing is 96% occupied, Boulderís is at 94% and Weld Countyís is 95% full.Across the state, Coloradoís housing sits at about 91% occupied with a total 2.5 million housing units available.îDiversity of the population:Colorado ranks in the middle among states ó 65.1% of the population identify as white alone ó the 27th highest proportion in the country. (There are only three states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, where the plurality racial group is non-white.) According to the article, the stateís white majority is shrinking as is the nationís white population: A decade ago, Coloradoís white population was reported at 70%. Since 2010, Americaís white population decreased by 8.6% overall.

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