DENVER – Colorado’s inhabitants will proceed to develop within the coming years however at a barely slower fee than it has been, the Colorado Demography Workplace predicts.
The state’s inhabitants was roughly 5.fifty four million in July 2016, marking a rise of 1.sixty eight % since July 2015 — the seventh largest progress price within the nation.
Officers anticipate that price to slowly decline over the subsequent a number of many years, dropping to barely greater than 1 % by 2030. That regular progress will push Colorado’s inhabitants to virtually eight million individuals by 2040.
The state demography workplace predicts that migration to Colorado shall be liable for fifty seven to fifty nine % of the inhabitants progress throughout that point.
Colorado’s inhabitants progress has been pretty regular since 2000, when the expansion fee dropped by about half. The typical fee of progress in the course of the Nineteen Nineties was shut to three %. The Nineteen Seventies additionally noticed a progress price shut to three %, whereas progress dropped under present ranges within the Nineteen Eighties.