Things are getting pretty crowded ...
The U.S. Census Bureau released data collected over the last 10 years. And it shows us something we've all known—Colorado has gotten crowded.
Below are the numbers as of April 1, 2020, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau:
- 5,773,714: 2020 population
- 744,518: Population number increase from 2010
- 14.8%: Population percent increase from 2010
- 55.7: 2020 population density (persons per square mile)
- 21: Colorado's rank for total population among all states
- 5: States that had a larger percent population increase than Colorado between 2010 and 2020 (Idaho at 17.3%, Nevada at 15%, North Dakota at 15.8%, Texas at 15.9%, and Utah at 18.4%)
- 8: States that had a larger number population increase than Colorado between 2010 and 2020 (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington)
Are you surprised by Colorado's increase in population over the last 10 years? Are you a native or a transplant? Comment below.