Great migration to Colorado slowing

Posted at 8:49 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 00:29:40-04

DENVER - People who live in Colorado love the state, and for the past several years it’s been obvious everyone else does too!

Hundreds of thousands of people have moved to Colorado during the “Great Migration” in recent years, but those numbers are slowing down.  

The US Census Bureau says Colorado is the second fastest growing state, but 22 percent fewer people are moving to Colorado right now compared to last year.

Tax records confirm that drop, and they’re also revealing where most of Colorado’s new residents are coming from.

People from California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, New York and New Mexico are moving here at higher rates.

Fewer people may be coming in, but less are leaving too.

Colorado residents moving out of state is down 28 percent.

Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Washington are the hot spots for people leaving the state.

Within Colorado, the numbers show fewer people are moving across county lines and are choosing to stay put right where they live.


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