North Central Colorado Urban Area

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An enlargeable map of the 13-county North Central Colorado Urban Area

The North Central Colorado Urban Area comprises the four contiguous metropolitan statistical areas in the north central region of the State of Colorado: the Denver–Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Boulder Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Greeley Metropolitan Statistical Area. With the exception of southeastern Elbert County, southeastern Park County, and tiny portions of southern Douglas County, the entire North Central Colorado Urban Area is drained by the South Platte River and its tributaries. The North Central Colorado Urban Area is the central, and the most populous, of the three primary subregions of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

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The North Central Colorado Urban Area had a population of 3,390,504 at the 2010 United States Census, a 17.67% increase from the 2000 United States Census. [1] In 2010, 67.42% of Coloradans lived in the North Central Colorado Urban Area.

Extent

The North Central Colorado Urban Area [1]
Core-based statistical area2010 CensusCounty2010 Census2000 CensusPop Change
Denver–Aurora–Broomfield, CO MSA 2,543,482 City and County of Denver, Colorado 600,158554,636+8.21%
Arapahoe County, Colorado 572,003487,967+17.22%
Jefferson County, Colorado 534,543527,056+1.42%
Adams County, Colorado 441,603363,857+21.37%
Douglas County, Colorado 285,465175,766+62.41%
City and County of Broomfield, Colorado 55,8890NA
Elbert County, Colorado 23,08619,872+16.17%
Park County, Colorado 16,20614,523+11.59%
Clear Creek County, Colorado 9,0889,322−2.51%
Gilpin County, Colorado 5,4414,757+14.38%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 299,630 Larimer County, Colorado 299,630251,494+19.14%
Boulder, CO MSA 294,567 Boulder County, Colorado 294,567291,288+1.13%
Greeley, CO MSA 252,825 Weld County, Colorado 252,825180,936+39.73%
Total3,390,5042,881,474+17.67%

Constituent jurisdictions

The North Central Colorado Urban Area comprises:

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References

  1. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved May 11, 2011.

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