Population: 210,000 came to live in Colorado 2009-2010

A Census Bureau report released May 23 said 210,939 people who were at least one year old came to live in Colorado from other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico from 2009 to 2010.

The Census report said 43.7 percent of the 16.4 million people who moved from state to state nationally did so for reasons related to housing. The national economy put great pressure on both homeowners and the unemployed during the year, although only 16.4 percent of the total attributed their move to employment needs.

Out-migration from Colorado to the 49 other states, DC and Puerto Rico totaled 158,606, according to the report, showing a net gain for the state’s population. The 2010 Census counted 5,029,196 people in Colorado as of April 1, 2010, a 16.92 percent increase over the count 10 years before then.


Historical Resident Population, 1860 to 2000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Produced by Negative Population Growth