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Forecasts show Denver soon won't be Colorado's largest city

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 12:36:41-05

DENVER (AP) — The latest population forecasts show the northern and western parts of Colorado will claim larger shares of the state's population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades.

The Denver Post reports the State Demography Office predicts Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050.

Predictions also show Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates, while Colorado Springs will overtake a built-out Denver as the state's largest city.

Predictions show, between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents.