Front Range urban corridor

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Front Range Urban Corridor
The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne
The Colorado State Capitol in Denver
Pikes Peak from the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Coordinates: 39°44′21″N 104°59′06″W / 39.7392°N 104.9850°W / 39.7392; -104.9850 (Front Range Urban Corridor)Coordinates: 39°44′21″N 104°59′06″W / 39.7392°N 104.9850°W / 39.7392; -104.9850 (Front Range Urban Corridor)
Country United States
States Colorado
 Wyoming
Population5,055,344

The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains, encompassing 18 counties in the US states of Colorado and Wyoming. The corridor derives its name from the Front Range, the mountain range that defines the western boundary of the corridor which serves as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains. 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 a population of 5,055,344 at the 2020 Census, an increase of +16.65% since the 2010 Census.[1]

Extent[edit]

An enlargeable map of the Front Range Urban Corridor of Colorado and Wyoming. Blue: Southeast Wyoming; red: North Central Colorado; green: South Central Colorado

The Front Range Urban Corridor stretches from Pueblo, Colorado, north along Interstate 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 definition included here is not used for the greater Southern Rocky Mountain Front, one of the 11 megaregions of the United States. The megaregion's area is more expansive, extending south from Pueblo along the I-25 corridor into New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and also including the Wasatch Front of Utah, separated by hundreds of miles from the regional core.[2]

Counties[edit]

The 18 counties of the Front Range Urban Corridor

2020 rank county 2020 census change 2010 census change 2000 census core-based statistical area urban region
1 El Paso County, Colorado 730,395 +17.38% 622,263 +20.38% 516,934 Colorado Springs, CO MSA South Central Colorado
2 City and County of Denver, Colorado 715,522 +19.22% 600,158 +8.37% 553,805 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA North Central Colorado
3 Arapahoe County, Colorado 655,070 +14.52% 572,003 +17.01% 488,829
4 Jefferson County, Colorado 582,910 +9.05% 534,543 +1.73% 525,449
5 Adams County, Colorado 519,572 +17.66% 441,603 +26.87% 348,076
6 Larimer County, Colorado 359,066 +19.84% 299,630 +19.14% 251,494 Fort Collins, CO MSA
7 Douglas County, Colorado 357,978 +25.40% 285,465 +62.44% 175,732 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA
8 Boulder County, Colorado 330,758 +12.29% 294,567 +9.19% 269,784 Boulder, CO MSA
9 Weld County, Colorado 328,981 +30.12% 252,825 +39.86% 180,766 Greeley, CO MSA
10 Pueblo County, Colorado 168,162 +5.72% 159,063 +12.42% 141,490 Pueblo, CO MSA South Central Colorado
11 Laramie County, Wyoming 100,512 +9.56% 91,738 +12.41% 81,607 Cheyenne, WY MSA Southeast Wyoming
12 City and County of Broomfield, Colorado 74,112 +32.61% 55,889 +42.57% 39,202 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA North Central Colorado
13 Fremont County, Colorado 48,939 +4.52% 46,824 +1.47% 46,145 Cañon City, CO μSA South Central Colorado
14 Elbert County, Colorado 26,062 +12.89% 23,086 +16.17% 19,872 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA North Central Colorado
15 Teller County, Colorado 24,710 +5.82% 23,350 +13.60% 20,555 Colorado Springs, CO MSA South Central Colorado
16 Park County, Colorado 17,390 +7.31% 16,206 +11.59% 14,523 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA North Central Colorado
17 Clear Creek County, Colorado 9,397 +3.40% 9,088 −2.51% 9,322
18 Gilpin County, Colorado 5,808 +6.75% 5,441 +14.38% 4,757
Total 18 counties 5,055,344 +16.65% 4,333,742 +17.50% 3,688,342 8 core-based statistical areas 3 urban regions

Municipalities[edit]

The 19 municipalities of the Front Range Urban Corridor with a population of at least 50,000

2020 Rank Municipality 2020 Census Change 2010 Census Change 2000 Census
1 City and County of Denver, Colorado 715,522 +19.22% 600,158 +8.21% 554,636
2 City of Colorado Springs, Colorado 478,961 +15.02% 416,427 +15.39% 360,890
3 City of Aurora, Colorado 386,261 +18.82% 325,078 +17.61% 276,393
4 City of Fort Collins, Colorado 169,810 +17.94% 143,986 +21.35% 118,652
5 City of Lakewood, Colorado 155,984 +9.09% 142,980 −0.80% 144,126
6 City of Thornton, Colorado 141,867 +19.44% 118,772 +44.17% 82,384
7 City of Arvada, Colorado 124,402 +16.88% 106,433 +4.19% 102,153
8 City of Westminster, Colorado 116,317 +9.62% 106,114 +5.13% 100,940
9 City of Pueblo, Colorado 111,876 +4.95% 106,595 +4.38% 102,121
10 City of Greeley, Colorado 108,795 +17.12% 92,889 +20.74% 76,930
11 City of Centennial, Colorado 108,418 +8.01% 100,377 NA NA
12 City of Boulder, Colorado 108,250 +11.16% 97,385 +2.86% 94,673
13 City of Longmont, Colorado 98,885 +14.62% 86,270 +21.35% 71,093
14 City of Loveland, Colorado 76,378 +14.24% 66,859 +32.11% 50,608
15 City and County of Broomfield, Colorado 74,112 +32.61% 55,889 +46.03% 38,272
16 Town of Castle Rock, Colorado 73,158 +51.68% 48,231 +138.48% 20,224
17 City of Cheyenne, Wyoming 65,132 +9.53% 59,466 +12.18% 53,011
18 City of Commerce City, Colorado 62,418 +35.95% 45,913 +118.73% 20,991
19 Town of Parker, Colorado 58,512 +29.17% 45,297 +92.28% 23,558

Wyoming jurisdictions[edit]

In the State of Wyoming, the Front Range Urban Corridor includes the Town of Albin, the Town of Burns, the City of Cheyenne, the Town of Pine Bluffs, and unincorporated Laramie County.

Colorado jurisdictions[edit]

In the State of Colorado, the Front Range Urban Corridor includes:

Gallery of the most populous Front Range municipalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Megaregions". Retrieved October 1, 2014.

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