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Denver Population Shrinking Update | Westword

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Colorado is no longer experiencing a population boom, as new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show.

According to the latest Census data, Denver County lost thousands of residents from 2020 to 2021, after the population had grown from 600,158 in 2010 to 715,522 in 2020. At least seven other Colorado counties also experienced population dips, including three more in the metro area. And while none of the seven largest metropolitan statistical areas in the state suffered similar shrinkage, their population gains were modest, owing in part to fallout from COVID-19. Evidence suggests that many Colorado women delayed getting pregnant in the pandemic’s first year, for example, and while the birth rate tended to pick up in year two, much of the increase in newborns was offset by a spike…

Michael Roberts

2022-04-04 08:39:00

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