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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…

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:

Denver map

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!


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More nice news about living in the Denver area

Denver was just named 4th in a ranking of sustainability efforts by cities.  The organization that developed the rankings was OurGreenCities.com and the criteria for this ranking included planning & zoning, recycling, mass transit, government roles, and many more.

According to the EPA, sustainability can be defined as:

…policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

For more information about moving to Denver, The Bibeau Group is at your disposal.  We are your Denver Relocation experts…just let us know what we can do to help!

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