Metro Denver has a population of more than three million people, and has a growth rate that has consistently outpaced the national rate every decade since the 1930s. The region grew steadily in the past 10 years, and by 2030, Metro Denver's population is anticipated to increase to more than 3.6 million.

To proactively plan for the region's growth, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) created Metro Vision 2035, a long-range strategy that addresses the following issues while preserving Metro Denver’s unparalleled quality of life:

  • Land use planning
  • Development
  • Transportation Metro Vision concentrates development in a defined 750-square-mile urban growth boundary, and identifies guidelines for nearly 70 high-density, mixed use developments in the region, many around transit centers.

Population by County
Metro Denver Population
Adams 511,469
Arapahoe 651,345
Boulder 325,480
Broomfield (City/County) 69,453
Denver (City/County) 717,796
Douglas 342,847
Jefferson 579,489
TOTAL 3,197,879
Northern Colorado Population
Larimer 350,362
Weld 314,250
TOTAL 664,612
Colorado 5,694,311