Bad News: The Fastest Growing City In Colorado

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26 July 2021
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...  In fact, in nearly every state at least one major metro area reported a faster population growth rate from 2010 to 2020 than the comparable national rate of 6.7%....

The fastest growing city in Colorado is the Greeley metro area. Its population grew by 32.1% from 2010 to 2020 to 333,983 residents. During that same time, the population of Colorado grew by 15.5%, and the U.S. population increased by 6.7%....


Do you know about the Rule of 70?

Let's say that Greely continues its steady 10 year growth rate of 32%. That amounts to 3.2% growth per year. (32% / 10 years = 3.2% growth per year).

How long will it take the Greeley metro area to double in population? The answer is simple. 70 / 3.2 = approximately 22 years. Greeley will become twice as big in 22 years.

By the way, how much of Greeley's growth is due to the importation of illegal alien and refugee cheap labor to work in the meat packing industry?

For more information, see Exponential growth, doubling time, and the Rule of 70.

Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” 

- Kenneth E. Boulding