Front Range Urban Corridor
|Front Range Urban Corridor|
|Megaregion of the U.S.|
|Cheyenne looking toward the Wyoming State Capitol|
|Colorado State Capitol in Denver|
|Pikes Peak from the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs|
The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. The corridor derives its name from the Front Range, the mountain range that defines the west central boundary of the corridor. The region comprises the northern portion of the Southern Rocky Mountain Front geographic area, which in turn comprises the southern portion of the Rocky Mountain Front geographic area of Canada and the United States. The Front Range Urban Corridor had an estimated population of 4,495,181 on July 1, 2012, an increase of +3.73% since the 2010 United States Census.
The Front Range Urban Corridor stretches from Pueblo, Colorado, north along Interstate Highway 25 to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and includes the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The corridor comprises three primary subregions: the South Central Colorado Urban Area, the North Central Colorado Urban Area, and the Cheyenne Metropolitan Area.
The influence of the Corridor extends well beyond its defined boundaries. The Colorado Eastern Plains, Nebraska Panhandle and Albany County, Wyoming, among other areas, are culturally and economically tied to the Corridor, though they are not considered to be a part of it.
The table below includes the following information:
- The urban region.
- The Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget.
- The CBSA population as of July 1, 2012, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau.
- The county.
- The county population as of July 1, 2012, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau.
- The county population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census.
- The percent county population change from April 1, 2000, to April 1, 2012.
|Region||CBSA||2012 Estimate||County||2012 Estimate||2010 Census||Change|
|Southeast Wyoming||Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area||94,483||Laramie County||!B9885438247968 94,483||!B9885733080328 91,738||!D0035091556132 +2.99%|
|North Central Colorado||Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||310,487||Larimer County||!B9873541026884 310,487||!B9873896963408 299,630||!D0033177383468 +3.62%|
|Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||263,691||Weld County||!B9875174667579 263,691||!B9875595471712 252,825||!D0031470589016 +4.30%|
|Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||305,318||Boulder County||!B9873708908646 305,318||!B9874067382395 294,567||!D0033105077079 +3.65%|
|Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||2,645,209||City and County of Denver||!B9866397778728 634,265||!B9866950517671 600,158||!D0028676903120 +5.68%|
|Arapahoe County||!B9867027660891 595,546||!B9867431004848 572,003||!D0031903156997 +4.12%|
|Jefferson County||!B9867908022612 545,358||!B9868108325447 534,543||!D0039004781168 +2.02%|
|Adams County||!B9869618925266 459,598||!B9870018334325 441,603||!D0032003173468 +4.07%|
|Douglas County||!B9873944300181 298,215||!B9874381252913 285,465||!D0031085881580 +4.47%|
|City and County of Broomfield||!B9890266769335 58,298||!B9890688771401 55,889||!D0031441558572 +4.31%|
|Elbert County||!B9899402354584 23,383||!B9899530183478 23,086||!D0043532495133 +1.29%|
|Park County||!B9903178451393 16,029||!B9903068631769 16,206||!H9954830129095 −1.09%|
|Clear Creek County||!B9908921354196 9,026||!B9908852898590 9,088||!H9950124242440 −0.68%|
|Gilpin County||!B9913891343327 5,491||!B9913982818535 5,441||!D0046896951410 +0.92%|
|South Central Colorado||Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||668,353||El Paso County||!B9866230502197 644,964||!B9866588818880 622,263||!D0033109538565 +3.65%|
|Teller County||!B9899399788946 23,389||!B9899416477369 23,350||!D0063947906169 +0.17%|
|Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area||46,788||Fremont County||!B9892466179612 46,788||!B9892458488290 46,824||!H9928293677674 −0.08%|
|Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area||160,852||Pueblo County||!B9880117600334 160,852||!B9880229443708 159,063||!D0044876435456 +1.12%|
|Total||!B9846814835079 4,495,181||!B9847180580699 4,333,742||!D0032900592886 +3.73%|
In the State of Colorado, the Front Range Urban Corridor includes:
Gallery of the most populous Front Range municipalities
2. Colorado Springs from the northeast.
4. Downtown Fort Collins.
5. The Lakewood Civic Center in Lakewood.
8. Downtown Pueblo.
12. Downtown Greeley.
13. The Longmont Safety and Justice Center in Longmont.
14. The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.
16. The Interlocken Office Park in Broomfield.
17. The Castle Rock Depot in Castle Rock.
- Colorado census designated places
- Colorado census statistical areas
- Colorado counties
- Colorado metropolitan areas
- Colorado municipalities
- List of U.S. interstate metropolitan areas
- Megaregions of the United States
- Rocky Mountain Front
- Southern Rocky Mountain Front
- Southern Rocky Mountains
- Table of United States Combined Statistical Areas
- Table of United States Core Based Statistical Areas
- Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas
- Table of United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas
- Table of United States primary census statistical areas
- Wyoming census statistical areas
- "County Totals Datasets: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
- "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses". United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
- The City of Centennial, Colorado was incorporated on February 7, 2001.
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