Denver’s population grew by more than 115,000 residents in the last decade

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La Alma/Lincoln Park seen from the Denver Housing Authority’s headquarters. May 21, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver grew by nearly 20 percent between 2010 and 2020, adding more than 115,000 residents during that span, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.

The growth shows what many people living in the Mile High City saw firsthand over the last decade. It shows the city grew by 19.2 percent between 2010 and 2020, adding 115,364 residents and bringing the city's population to 715,522. The data represents where people lived as of April 1, 2020.

All metro counties saw growth between 2010 and 2020 as well:

  • Adams County grew by 17.7 percent. Population: 519,572.
  • Arapahoe County grew by 14.5 percent. Population: 655,070.
  • Broomfield County grew by 32.6 percent. Population: 74,112.
  • Boulder County grew by 12.3 percent. Population: 330,758
  • Jefferson County grew by 9 percent. Population: 582,910.

Broomfield, the only other city and county in the state besides Denver, appears to have seen the largest population growth by county in the state, according to the U.S. Census data. Weld County in northeast Colorado grew by 30.1 percent, pushing its population to 328,981. El Paso County appears to be the most populous county in the state, with 730,395 people. It grew by 17.4 percent during the ten-year span.

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