Metro Denver


The Metro Denver population has grown by almost 500,000 over the last ten years. By 2035, it is projected that the region’s population will increase from almost 3 million to more than 4 million people.

Metro Denver Population: 2,932,415

  • City of Denver: 734,000
  • Aurora Population: 374,114
  • Centennial Population: 110,831
  • Commerce City Population: 58,449
  • Englewood Population: 34,690
  • Lakewood Population: 156,798
  • Littleton Population: 48,007
  • Thornton Population: 139,436
  • Westminister Population: 113,479
All of this makes Denver the best place in Colorado for business to locate and to gain access to a talented labor pool.
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Metro Denver’s Quality of Life

Residents who live in and around Denver enjoy a high quality of life. Downtown and City Center neighborhoods are easy to traverse by foot or bike and have the best access to public transportation in the Denver metro area. The neighborhoods in and around Denver have the highest walk, bike, and transit scores in the city.

Population Growth

New residents are moving to Denver and its surrounding neighborhoods in record numbers. The residential population is projected to grow by almost 18 percent in the next five years and downtown’s City Center neighborhoods are projected to grow by 12 percent.


metro Denver 2019 population


population increase (2010-2019)


fastest growing state


net-in migration to the Denver market (2010-2019)


median age


between 20 and 54 years old

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Eastern Denver Development

Denver’s amazing popularity with home buyers is driving some of the fastest growth in the entire nation. This growth velocity is prompting a bold look at the prime development opportunities along I-70 corridor south of DIA, where the metropolitan area is about to get its first real master-planned community created in many years.

Major Residential

The Aurora Highlands

3,146 Acres
12,487 Planned Units
32,492 Population est.

Prosper Farms

5,130 Acres
9,000 Planned Units
27,000 Population est.

Sky Ranch

772 Acres
4,000 Planned Units
12,000 Population est.

Commercial Development

Gaylord Rockies Hotel

1.9 Million SF
1,500 Rooms
Built 2017
20% Expansion late 2020


750 Acres
Mixed Use
Retail, Restaurant, Hotel, Office/Flex, Industrial and Aviation Sites


1,762 Acres
City of Aurora – Campus for Renewable Energy

Region Map Revised

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