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.

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.


The North Central Colorado Urban Area[1]

Core Based Statistical Area 2010 Census County 2010 Census 2000 Census Pop Change
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA 2,543,482 City and County of Denver, Colorado !B9866950517671 600,158 !B9867739326782 554,636 !D0025001163171 +8.21%
Arapahoe County, Colorado !B9867431004848 572,003 !B9869019969404 487,967 !D0017590025021 +17.22%
Jefferson County, Colorado !B9868108325447 534,543 !B9868249379162 527,056 !D0042541386215 +1.42%
Adams County, Colorado !B9870018334325 441,603 !B9871954837877 363,857 !D0015433138305 +21.37%
Douglas County, Colorado !B9874381252913 285,465 !B9879230911560 175,766 !D0004714133134 +62.41%
City and County of Broomfield, Colorado !B9890688771401 55,889 !F 0 !O NA
Elbert County, Colorado !B9899530183478 23,086 !B9901029330152 19,872 !D0018217954384 +16.17%
Park County, Colorado !B9903068631769 16,206 !B9904165111213 14,523 !D0021551556844 +11.59%
Clear Creek County, Colorado !B9908852898590 9,088 !B9908598675230 9,322 !H9963151886384 −2.51%
Gilpin County, Colorado !B9913982818535 5,441 !B9915326275035 4,757 !D0019394145788 +14.38%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 299,630 Larimer County, Colorado !B9873896963408 299,630 !B9875648255886 251,494 !D0016533887944 +19.14%
Boulder, CO MSA 294,567 Boulder County, Colorado !B9874067382395 294,567 !B9874179322525 291,288 !D0044867739706 +1.13%
Greeley, CO MSA 252,825 Weld County, Colorado !B9875595471712 252,825 !B9878941013434 180,936 !D0009230201148 +39.73%
Total !B9849635108591 3,390,504 !B9851261874732 2,881,474 !D0017335502938 +17.67%

Constituent jurisdictions[edit]

The North Central Colorado Urban Area comprises:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American Factfinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2011.