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Census estimates: El Paso County added most residents in Colorado from 2017 to 2018

Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 24, 2019


COLORADO SPRINGS – Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show El Paso County gained the second highest number of new residents in Colorado between 2017 and 2018.

The estimates showed El Paso County gained approximately 13,056 people, beating Denver County by more than 2,000 residents. Denver County had the second most number of new residents at 11,053 people.

Even with the increase, estimates show El Paso County has the second-highest number of residents in the state, trailing Denver County by approximately 2,636 people.

The data showed there were population gains in all but seven counties in the state. The state said the majority of the growth was concentrated along the Front Range, which represented about 85 percent of growth statewide.

Top 10 counties for growth in Colorado:

1. El Paso County 13,056
2. Denver County 11,053
3. Weld County 9,031
4. Adams County 7,440
5. Douglas County 7,108
6. Arapahoe County 7,083
7. Larimer County 6,525
8. Jefferson County 4,416
9. Boulder County 2,005
10. Mesa County 1,801


San Juan County had the highest percentage of growth, trailed by Huerfano County in second place and Park County in third place.

The state’s review of the data showed the total number of new Coloradans was close to 79,662 people.