Denver’s Population Continues to Grow
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018, Denver’s metro population grew by 1.53% that equates to 44,188 new residents. Denver remains the 19th-largest metro in the U.S., just behind Tampa, with the metro’s total population being 2,932,415. The metro with the largest numeric growth was Dallas (131,767 new residents), followed by Phoenix (96,268), Houston (91,689), Atlanta (75,702) and Orlando (60,045).
Over the past eight years, the Denver metro has seen rapid growth. From 2010 to 2018, its population grew 15.3%. Meanwhile, between those years, Denver County’s population grew by about 19%.
Five major metros lost population during the eight-year span: Cleveland; Pittsburgh; Buffalo, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Rochester, New York.
The biggest eight-year gains were 26.3 percent in Austin, Texas, and 20.5 percent in both Orlando, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Buffalo Business First contributed to this story.