These central Denver neighborhoods have seen the most growth in recent years

DENVER – As new buildings go up downtown and more businesses choose to locate in the city’s core, the number of people choosing to live downtown also has climbed.

Since 2010, the downtown Denver area has seen an increase of nearly 16,000 residents for a total population of 79,367, according to a recent report from the Downtown Denver Partnership.

While the Central Platte Valley has seen the most growth – an impressive 5,669 housing units added in the past seven years – Capitol Hill remains the city center’s most populous neighborhood with 17,142 residents.

The following neighborhoods have seen the most population growth since 2010:

1. Central Platte Valley
58 percent population growth
5,669 units added or under construction

2. Ballpark
52 percent population growth
1,688 units added or under construction

3. Central Business District
39 percent population growth
1,147 units added or under construction

4. River North (RiNo)
38 percent population growth
1,866 units added or under construction

5. Golden Triangle
31 percent population growth
1,544 units added or under construction

6. Five Points
26 percent population growth
1,763 units added or under construction

T-7. Jefferson Park
25 percent population growth
1,171 units added or under construction

T-7. Uptown
25 percent population growth
972 units added or under construction

T-7. Lower Downtown (LoDo)
25 percent population growth
47 units added or under construction

10. Highland
22 percent population growth
1,717 units added or under construction

11. La Alma/Lincoln Park
16 percent population growth
459 units added or under construction

12. Capitol Hill
12 percent population growth
816 units added or under construction

13. Sun Valley
9 percent population growth
0 units added or under construction

14. Auraria
5 percent population growth
0 units added or under construction

In addition to adding thousands of new residents, the city center also has added more than 33,000 jobs, according to the Downtown Denver Partnership.

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