Population of Cities in Colorado (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
10
100,000 to 1 Million
28
10,000 to 100,000

Colorado is the 21st most populous state in the U.S. with a population that exceeds 5.6 million spread among its many cities. The state’s most populous city is Denver, which has a population of over 682,000 people. Denver is also Colorado’s capital. There are no other cities that have populations that exceed 500,000. However, Colorado Springs is quickly approaching that milestone, with a population count of over 450,000. A total of twelve cities have populations that exceed 100,000, while 34 have population counts between 10,000 and 100,000.

In all, there are 271 incorporated municipalities in Colorado. There are 196 towns and 73 cities. The municipalities are governed under one of five different structures. This includes consolidated city and county, home rule municipality, statutory city, statutory town, and territorial charter municipality. The laws of the state make only a few distinctions between cities and towns. As a general rule, the cities are more populated than towns, although there are some exceptions. Colorado has multiple towns with populations that fall below 100 residents. The smallest as of 2014 data was the statutory town of Lakeside, which had a population of just eight people.

Colorado has 0 cities with more than a million people, 10 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 28 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Colorado is Denver, with a population of 693,060 people.

Denver

Denver, also known as the Mile High City, is the capital and most populous city of Colorado.

693,060

Colorado Springs

This city is located over one mile above sea level.

465,101

Aurora

Aurora was first established as a city in the 1880s under the name Fletcher.

361,710

Fort Collins

This college city is located along the Colorado Front Range.

164,207

Thornton

Until 1953, the town was solely farmland.

136,703

Arvada

Arvada has a rich history that includes the discovery of gold and the subsequent Pike's Peak Gold Rush.

117,453

Westminster

Westminster was once named by 'Money' magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States.

113,875

Pueblo

The city of Pueblo is one of the largest steel producers in the nation.

110,291

Name 2017 Population
Denver693,060
Colorado Springs465,101
Aurora361,710
Fort Collins164,207
Thornton136,703
Arvada117,453
Westminster113,875
Pueblo110,291
Boulder108,090
Greeley103,990
Longmont92,858
Loveland76,897
Broomfield66,529
Grand Junction61,881
Castle Rock57,666
Commerce City54,869
Parker51,163
Littleton46,333
Brighton38,314
Englewood34,050
Wheat Ridge31,372
Fountain28,753
Lafayette28,261
Erie22,803
Windsor22,776
Evans21,615
Louisville20,801
Golden20,696
Montrose19,311
Durango18,503
Johnstown15,389
Sterling13,988
Lone Tree13,271
Fruita12,924
Firestone12,917
Steamboat Springs12,690
Frederick12,154
Fort Morgan11,348
Glenwood Springs9,997
Alamosa9,918
Rifle9,665
Cortez9,007
Craig8,952
Delta8,914
Wellington8,516
Trinidad8,103
Lamar7,534
Woodland Park7,390
Gypsum6,969
La Junta6,930
Aspen6,871
Carbondale6,777
Eagle6,739
Milliken6,678
Monument6,556
Avon6,525
Berthoud6,368
Estes Park6,362
Gunnison6,261
Salida5,581
Vail5,483
Brush5,408
Manitou Springs5,317
Dacono5,090
Eaton5,086
Breckenridge4,896
New Castle4,753
Mead4,553
Silverthorne4,505
Monte Vista4,266
Burlington4,184
Severance4,021
Florence3,943
Basalt3,921
Rocky Ford3,816
Yuma3,582
Silt3,087
Frisco3,084
Walsenburg2,966
Timnath2,947
Snowmass Village2,900
Buena Vista2,778
Platteville2,722
Leadville2,693
Palisade2,644
Palmer Lake2,637
Bayfield2,628
Bennett2,488
Telluride2,444
Wray2,367
Rangely2,364
Meeker2,352
Center2,234
Cedaredge2,220
Holyoke2,213
Las Animas2,207
Lyons2,148
La Salle2,126
Limon1,955
Granby1,916
Hayden1,874
Pagosa Springs1,838
Olathe1,808
Idaho Springs1,746
Akron1,735
Ault1,683
Crested Butte1,604
Del Norte1,598
Kersey1,593
Hudson1,585
Nederland1,534
Kremmling1,492
Mancos1,460
Paonia1,425
Elizabeth1,394
Springfield1,378
Fraser1,252
Julesburg1,241
Keenesburg1,200
Cripple Creek1,175
Fowler1,145
Parachute1,113
Gilcrest1,085
Pierce1,060
Georgetown1,060
Ordway1,049
Minturn1,033
Ouray1,033
Winter Park1,029
Dolores997
Manassa983
Ridgway979
Dillon961
Haxtun917
Hotchkiss916
Oak Creek914
Wiggins886
Sanford865
Log Lane Village864
Cheyenne Wells842
La Jara798
Calhan795
La Veta777
Poncha Springs771
Holly757
Antonito756
Hugo745
Kiowa742
Central City733
Ignacio725
Dove Creek724
Nucla710
Fairplay704
Hot Sulphur Springs702
Collbran695
Deer Trail681
Green Mountain Falls667
Stratton654
San Luis645
Silverton630
Simla624
Swink592
Westcliffe591
Eads588
Walden582
Norwood572
Flagler554
Naturita530
Walsh512
Rockvale506
Grand Lake495
De Beque491
Saguache488
Otis483
Granada483
Aguilar473
Nunn451
Yampa447
Morrison435
Manzanola416
Crawford413
Victor403
Fleming400
Romeo396
Blanca394
Wiley386
Lake City374
South Fork365
Boone349
Coal Creek348
Olney Springs332
Ovid315
Dinosaur315
Empire291
Alma289
Merino282
Red Cliff273
Jamestown273
Rico266
Iliff258