People who are considering a move to the Denver area often ask us to describe how big of city/metro area we have. Well, here are the most current numbers:
The Denver metro area has gained 101,731 residents since the 2010 Census, according to new Census Bureau estimates Thursday. The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area, not including Boulder County, had an estimated 2,645,209 residents in 2012, up from the 2010 count of 2,543,478…
Source:Metro Denver tops 2.6M residents; 21st largest nationwide, Denver Business Journal.
Here is a map that shows the metro area, with a mileage scale to give you an idea of the geographic size of this area:
To put this in context, this report also notes that there are 52 U.S. metro areas with at least 1,000,000 residents. Here are the top 5:
- New York, 19.8M
- Los Angeles, 13M
- Chicago, 9.5M
- Dallas-Fort Worth, 6.7M
- Houston, 6.1M
The five cities with the closest population numbers to Denver are St. Louis, Baltimore, Charlotte and Pittsburgh.
Have any questions about moving to Denver? We’d love to help!