Millennials are moving to metro Denver.
Perhaps you didn’t need a study (or all that alliteration) to tell you that. The insurance company Haven Life did one anyway, using census data to rank metro areas across the country by the percentage change in the millennial population between 2012 and 2017.
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood came in third, with a millennial population that increased 21.3 percent. Both No. 1 and No. 2 were in the northwest — Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a 22.8 percent gain and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with 22.2 percent.
Haven Life analyzed data on people who were at least 20 in 2012, slightly older than the Pew Research Center’s definition of millennials as those born between 1981 and 1996.
The Haven Life researchers did well on Denverite’s BINGO card, citing in their report such area attractions as “mountains and natural beauty” and proximity to “skiing in the winter or mountain biking and hiking.”