Colorado's population jumped by 101,000 in 12 months

Article subtitle: 
North Dakota's population growth outpaced Colorado in the 12 months that ended July 1
Article CAIRCO note: 
A sad state of affairs for both Colorado and North Dakota
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
31 December 2015
Article category: 
Colorado News
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For the first time since the tech boom, Colorado added nearly 101,000 people to its population in a single year — a larger-than-expected increase that helps explain Denver's overheated housing market.

"We were surprised that migration came in so strong. We had been forecasting about 10,000 slower in migration," state demographer Elizabeth Garner said.

Colorado's population reached 5,456,574 as of July 1, up from 5,355,588 the same day a year earlier, according to updated estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday.

The 1.89 percent increase was more than double the 0.79 percent increase in the overall U.S. population and second only to North Dakota, which added 16,887 people for a 2.28 percent gain.

Colorado ranked seventh among all states for the total number of people added, sandwiched between North Carolina and Arizona.

With an aging population and young adults delaying marriage and child birth, natural gains — births minus deaths — aren't driving the increase.

Net migration —more people moving to the state than leaving — accounts for about two-thirds of the population gain, Garner said...



As noted in the article, people are moving to Colorado for economic opportunity. People have been moving to Colorado for decades from other states such as California in order to escape the forced multiculturalism, high cost of living, sprawl, congestion, and traffic increases that impact their home state.

Population growth is driving this migration.

American women voluntarily achieved replacement-level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972. Population momentum (children growing up to have kids while their parents are still alive) would have caused U.S. population to increase to 255 million by 2020, and then to gradually decline to a sustainable level.

But we're already at 322 million people - and Congress wants even more! The Republican donor class rejoices at the unending inflow of cheap foreign labor which will, incidentally, vote Democratic.

U.S. population is being driven to double because of mass immigration. We will need twice as many houses, cars, roads, hospitals, schools, and prisons. Every town, on average, will become twice as big, while some areas - such as the Front Range - will metastasize disproportionately. As limits of sustainability are reached, this physical growth can not - and will not - continue indefinitely.

The Chamber of Commerce and those who stand to profit from physical growth are undoubtedly elated at the business opportunities. Ultimately, of course, such physical growth can not be sustained and must stop. Coloradans may wish to express their opinion about mandated population growth to Congress as well as to their state legislators and local city councils.


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