New data from the U.S. Census Bureaushows that Denver area’spopulation continues to grow — reaching 682,545 by July 2015 (the last month tailed). That represents a nearly 3% increase from 2014 or18,582 additional residents. Moreover, the latest report shows a 13% increase in population since 2010.
Stats also showed that Broomfield County had the state’s fastest growth rate, making the top five in the country.
Population growth a mixed bag
The rise in population growth reflects the growing interest in Denver as a technology and small business hub, as well as the rise in marijuana-related industries. Along with the growing population, the city has seen soaring rent prices, a real-estate boom and rising costs of living.