Demographics

As a fast-growing region, Metro Denver is a dynamic location where companies can easily attract highly skilled workers and expand their operations. 

The Metro Denver region had a 1.6 percent population growth rate between 2010 and 2015 and is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.

The region is one of the top in the country for in-migration of Millennials, which will make up the future workforce. More impressive facts about Metro Denver and Colorado’s demographics:

  • Colorado was the second-fastest growing state in 2015 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016)
  • Colorado is the nation’s second-most highly educated state for residents (39.2 percent) with a bachelor’s degree or higher (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016)
  • In addition, Colorado has the nation’s lowest obesity rate and is No. 1 for physical activity (Trust for America’s Health, 2016; Kaiser State Health Facts, 2016)
  • Colorado ranks No. 1 for labor supply (Forbes, 2016)

Key Demographics
Metro Denver Northern Colorado
Square Miles 4,532 6,646
Population 2016 3,116,501 633,060
Population 2017 3,154,134 648,288
Population 2020* 3,344,182 703,226
Labor Force 1,743,362 352,370
Nonfarm Employment 1,610,777 262,983
Median Income $60,685 $47,505
Median Age 37.3 35.5
*Projected

We understand that having the most current and up-to-date information is important to your site selection process. The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation can provide detailed demographic reports and data analysis that will help expedite your process, and ensure you have all the tools you need to make an informed decision.