100 Biggest Cities In Colorado For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Colorado. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 213 cities and places in Colorado.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Centennial State has to offer. You know the places like Denver and Colorado Springs which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Colorado that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Colorado with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Colorado, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Colorado, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Colorado

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Centennial State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Colorado from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Denver.

The smallest? Upper Bear Creek, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Denver, CO
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 693,417
Population 2010: 578,087
Growth: 20.0%
More on Denver: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Review Of Denver by HomeSnacks User

The crime is like any other crime in America, it happens; car jacking, robbery, etc. I have never used the public school system in Denver.

Everywhere in Denver is a new place to experience. There is a zoo, tons of parks, nice shopping, pretty cool place.


Colorado Springs, CO
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 457,502
Population 2010: 403,983
Growth: 13.2%
More on Colorado Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Review Of Colorado Springs by HomeSnacks User

I love Colorado Springs. My son and his family live there and I visit four times each year. I don't like winter, but in the summer we can hike and visit the zoos. Their neighborhood is at the bottom of a mountain, so there is plenty of wildlife.

I love the Garden of the Gods. And I kissed a giraffe at the zoo! Both so much fun.


Aurora, CO
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 363,550
Population 2010: 314,092
Growth: 15.7%
More on Aurora: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 325,078 in the 2010 census, which made it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 54th most populous city in the United States.

Review Of Aurora by HomeSnacks User

My family has only lived in Colorado since April. We moved here from Utah for my husbands job. We currently live in Aurora and I HATE it! The congestion and expensive apartments !! We love smaller towns and are trying to find somewhere in Greeley or Evans to move to. Not only is it closer to my husband's job, but we enjoy the small town feel and would love to raise our kids in a diverse culture as well as a quieter town.


Fort Collins, CO
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 162,511
Population 2010: 140,082
Growth: 16.0%
More on Fort Collins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 65 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2016 estimated population of 161,000, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado after Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora. Fort Collins is a midsize college city, home to Colorado State University.

Review Of Fort Collins by HomeSnacks User

crime in relatively low. the school system is top class.

so many things to do and the friendly people.


Lakewood, CO
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 153,522
Population 2010: 142,020
Growth: 8.1%
More on Lakewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality which is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 172nd most populous city in the United States. The city population was 142,980 at the 2010 United States Census. Lakewood is west of Denver and is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Thornton, CO
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 134,588
Population 2010: 112,374
Growth: 19.8%
More on Thornton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Thornton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city's growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.

Arvada, CO
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 117,251
Population 2010: 104,885
Growth: 11.8%
More on Arvada: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Arvada is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson and Adams counties, a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. State of Colorado. The United States Census Bureau estimated the city population at 111,707 residents as of July 1, 2013, ranking Arvada as the seventh most populous municipality in Colorado. The Olde Town Arvada historic district is located 7 miles northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Westminster, CO
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Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 112,747
Population 2010: 104,869
Growth: 7.5%
More on Westminster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. The Westminster Municipal Center is located 9 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 106,114 on April 1, 2010 Census. Westminster is the seventh most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine.

Pueblo, CO
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 109,985
Population 2010: 105,957
Growth: 3.8%
More on Pueblo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The population was 106,595 in 2010 census, making it the 267th most populous city in the United States and the 9th largest in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area totaling over 160,000 people and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. As of 2014, Pueblo is the primary city of the Pueblo-Caon City combined statistical area totaling approximately 208,000 people, making it the 134th largest in the nation.

Review Of Pueblo by HomeSnacks User

I lived here for 10 years, Pueblo gets a much worse wrap than they're worth. Just like any city, it depends on where you live and associate your self with, which determines the experience you have. Is it a little rough around the edges- Yes. But what city isn't. Pueblo is a great community with a deep connection to the people that live in it, I'd move there again if I had been given another chance.

The highschools are a great place for the kids, I sent all 4 of my kids through East Highschool, the IB programme is amazing and Corwin and Fountain are good for middle schoolers and elementary children. If you want a good experience, don't buy a house in Bessemer or on the East side, that's just my personal assesment anyway. I grew up in Bessemer, and it's not as bad as everyone thinks. I suggest looking into University Park or El Comino


Centennial, CO
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 109,505
Population 2010: 99,999
Growth: 9.5%
More on Centennial: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Centennial is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 100,377 at the 2010 United States Census. Centennial is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Centennial is the tenth most populous municipality in the state of Colorado and its 2001 city incorporation was the largest in U.S. history. Centennial is ranked as the 15th-safest city in the country.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Colorado

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Colorado.

Have fun snacking around in the Centennial State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Colorado

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Denver 693,417 578,087 20.0%
2 Colorado Springs 457,502 403,983 13.2%
3 Aurora 363,550 314,092 15.7%
4 Fort Collins 162,511 140,082 16.0%
5 Lakewood 153,522 142,020 8.1%
6 Thornton 134,588 112,374 19.8%
7 Arvada 117,251 104,885 11.8%
8 Westminster 112,747 104,869 7.5%
9 Pueblo 109,985 105,957 3.8%
10 Centennial 109,505 99,999 9.5%
11 Boulder 107,360 97,050 10.6%
12 Highlands Ranch 105,147 95,100 10.6%
13 Greeley 103,773 91,115 13.9%
14 Longmont 93,244 83,604 11.5%
15 Loveland 75,395 64,105 17.6%
16 Broomfield 66,120 52,872 25.1%
17 Grand Junction 61,479 56,295 9.2%
18 Castle Rock 59,680 44,402 34.4%
19 Commerce City 54,795 41,495 32.1%
20 Parker 52,563 42,548 23.5%
21 Littleton 47,035 41,352 13.7%
22 Brighton 39,054 31,181 25.2%
23 Northglenn 38,918 35,127 10.8%
24 Security-Widefield 38,134 31,887 19.6%
25 Dakota Ridge 34,250 30,776 11.3%
26 Englewood 33,820 30,342 11.5%
27 Ken Caryl 33,804 33,657 0.4%
28 Pueblo West 31,860 27,854 14.4%
29 Wheat Ridge 31,323 30,379 3.1%
30 Fountain 29,339 23,781 23.4%
31 Lafayette 28,002 24,187 15.8%
32 Windsor 25,232 17,306 45.8%
33 Columbine 25,094 23,972 4.7%
34 Erie 22,965 16,134 42.3%
35 Golden 20,798 18,414 12.9%
36 Louisville 20,705 18,470 12.1%
37 Clifton 20,572 19,985 2.9%
38 Evans 20,393 17,223 18.4%
39 Sherrelwood 19,243 17,641 9.1%
40 Montrose 19,096 18,237 4.7%
41 Durango 18,321 16,501 11.0%
42 Cimarron Hills 18,285 15,600 17.2%
43 Welby 16,352 13,964 17.1%
44 Caņon City 16,298 16,593 -1.8%
45 Greenwood Village 15,677 13,367 17.3%
46 Fort Carson 15,410 11,243 37.1%
47 John 14,278 8,656 64.9%
48 Black Forest 14,274 13,454 6.1%
49 Lone Tree 14,209 9,890 43.7%
50 Sterling 13,775 14,393 -4.3%
51 Fruita 13,145 11,676 12.6%
52 Firestone 13,109 8,866 47.9%
53 Superior 13,014 11,852 9.8%
54 Steamboat Springs 12,777 11,796 8.3%
55 Federal Heights 12,645 11,586 9.1%
56 Cherry Creek 12,601 10,691 17.9%
57 Frederick 12,138 7,710 57.4%
58 Berkley 11,822 12,113 -2.4%
59 The Pinery 11,754 10,182 15.4%
60 Fort Morgan 11,309 11,229 0.7%
61 Castle Pines 10,573 0 nan%
62 Edwards 10,071 8,982 12.1%
63 Glenwood Springs 9,894 9,427 5.0%
64 Gunbarrel 9,791 9,473 3.4%
65 Alamosa 9,780 8,693 12.5%
66 Rifle 9,600 8,880 8.1%
67 Stonegate 9,511 8,754 8.6%
68 Roxborough Park 9,452 9,134 3.5%
69 Woodmoor 9,117 8,918 2.2%
70 Derby 9,084 7,846 15.8%
71 Redlands 9,036 7,806 15.8%
72 Craig 8,888 9,308 -4.5%
73 Delta 8,768 8,779 -0.1%
74 Fairmount 8,710 7,498 16.2%
75 Cortez 8,637 8,412 2.7%
76 Evergreen 8,602 9,140 -5.9%
77 Wellington 8,571 5,648 51.8%
78 Applewood 8,308 6,689 24.2%
79 Trinidad 8,043 9,236 -12.9%
80 Fort Lupton 8,022 7,422 8.1%
81 Fruitvale 8,021 7,694 4.3%
82 Lamar 7,606 7,901 -3.7%
83 Woodland Park 7,421 7,117 4.3%
84 Aspen 7,234 6,403 13.0%
85 Gypsum 7,079 6,054 16.9%
86 Monument 7,065 4,869 45.1%
87 Gleneagle 6,936 6,649 4.3%
88 La Junta 6,914 7,063 -2.1%
89 Eagle 6,816 5,958 14.4%
90 Milliken 6,773 5,225 29.6%
91 Carbondale 6,712 6,284 6.8%
92 Air Force Academy 6,633 8,257 -19.7%
93 Orchard Mesa 6,601 7,230 -8.7%
94 Cherry Hills Village 6,600 5,936 11.2%
95 Avon 6,529 6,345 2.9%
96 Berthoud 6,518 5,143 26.7%
97 Gunnison 6,322 5,783 9.3%
98 Estes Park 6,297 5,820 8.2%
99 Sheridan 6,056 5,621 7.7%
100 Lochbuie 6,036 4,306 40.2%
101 Stratmoor 5,883 7,164 -17.9%
102 Salida 5,642 5,287 6.7%
103 Dove Valley 5,597 6,008 -6.8%
104 Vail 5,469 5,241 4.4%
105 Shaw Heights 5,459 4,634 17.8%
106 Brush 5,386 5,428 -0.8%
107 Edgewater 5,334 5,170 3.2%
108 Manitou Springs 5,280 4,961 6.4%
109 Dacono 5,243 4,031 30.1%
110 Glendale 5,170 4,165 24.1%
111 Eaton 5,148 4,135 24.5%
112 Breckenridge 4,936 4,224 16.9%
113 New Castle 4,767 4,124 15.6%
114 Battlement Mesa 4,735 4,967 -4.7%
115 Castle Pines Village 4,701 0 nan%
116 West Pleasant View 4,691 3,631 29.2%
117 Silverthorne 4,559 3,750 21.6%
118 Mead 4,523 3,241 39.6%
119 Todd Creek 4,286 3,757 14.1%
120 Severance 4,187 2,789 50.1%
121 Monte Vista 4,169 4,440 -6.1%
122 El Jebel 4,167 4,758 -12.4%
123 Niwot 4,106 3,897 5.4%
124 Basalt 3,955 3,674 7.6%
125 Florence 3,890 3,878 0.3%
126 Rocky Ford 3,824 3,960 -3.4%
127 Genesee 3,766 3,624 3.9%
128 Burlington 3,626 4,155 -12.7%
129 Ponderosa Park 3,617 3,028 19.5%
130 Meridian 3,615 2,237 61.6%
131 Yuma 3,482 3,442 1.2%
132 Lincoln Park 3,290 4,204 -21.7%
133 Silt 3,091 2,737 12.9%
134 Frisco 3,074 2,658 15.7%
135 Orchard City 3,069 3,093 -0.8%
136 Penrose 2,990 3,597 -16.9%
137 Walsenburg 2,931 3,283 -10.7%
138 Timnath 2,922 447 553.7%
139 Holly Hills 2,909 2,439 19.3%
140 Acres Green 2,899 3,117 -7.0%
141 Snowmass Village 2,824 2,590 9.0%
142 Buena Vista 2,746 2,545 7.9%
143 Platteville 2,707 2,526 7.2%
144 Strasburg 2,705 2,089 29.5%
145 Palisade 2,686 2,681 0.2%
146 Palmer Lake 2,684 1,895 41.6%
147 Leadville 2,679 2,633 1.7%
148 Bayfield 2,612 2,090 25.0%
149 Meeker 2,591 2,385 8.6%
150 La Salle 2,539 2,289 10.9%
151 Wray 2,430 1,975 23.0%
152 Laporte 2,411 2,426 -0.6%
153 Holyoke 2,407 2,317 3.9%
154 Cedaredge 2,307 2,454 -6.0%
155 Colorado City 2,300 1,384 66.2%
156 Rangely 2,289 2,182 4.9%
157 Bennett 2,202 2,186 0.7%
158 Center 2,188 2,167 1.0%
159 Ault 2,178 1,432 52.1%
160 Coal Creek 2,157 2,420 -10.9%
161 Lyons 2,114 1,565 35.1%
162 Akron 2,083 1,691 23.2%
163 Las Animas 2,065 3,171 -34.9%
164 Pagosa Springs 2,064 1,774 16.3%
165 Leadville North 2,031 1,732 17.3%
166 Perry Park 1,917 1,581 21.3%
167 Idaho Springs 1,886 2,018 -6.5%
168 Olathe 1,882 1,488 26.5%
169 Telluride 1,826 2,589 -29.5%
170 Granby 1,805 2,063 -12.5%
171 Hayden 1,791 2,009 -10.9%
172 Mountain Village 1,767 1,101 60.5%
173 Kersey 1,760 1,454 21.0%
174 Mancos 1,742 1,056 65.0%
175 Hudson 1,722 1,594 8.0%
176 Fraser 1,717 1,384 24.1%
177 Kremmling 1,684 1,787 -5.8%
178 Del Norte 1,539 1,663 -7.5%
179 Aetna Estates 1,475 564 161.5%
180 Ordway 1,472 1,145 28.6%
181 Inverness 1,465 453 223.4%
182 Alamosa East 1,439 2,031 -29.1%
183 Indian Hills 1,408 1,003 40.4%
184 Nederland 1,385 1,334 3.8%
185 Keenesburg 1,380 1,142 20.8%
186 Paonia 1,374 1,458 -5.8%
187 Springfield 1,347 1,389 -3.0%
188 Crested Butte 1,332 1,432 -7.0%
189 Fowler 1,311 1,491 -12.1%
190 Byers 1,307 1,318 -0.8%
191 Ignacio 1,282 873 46.8%
192 Limon 1,269 1,761 -27.9%
193 Cascade-Chipita Park 1,260 1,524 -17.3%
194 Julesburg 1,259 1,382 -8.9%
195 Parachute 1,242 1,019 21.9%
196 Log Lane Village 1,224 680 80.0%
197 Columbine Valley 1,221 1,275 -4.2%
198 Dillon 1,169 646 81.0%
199 Georg 1,168 1,294 -9.7%
200 Loma 1,161 1,255 -7.5%
201 Cripple Creek 1,136 1,621 -29.9%
202 Floyd Hill 1,131 1,402 -19.3%
203 Elizabeth 1,127 1,421 -20.7%
204 Wiggins 1,102 954 15.5%
205 Aristocrat Ranchettes 1,100 1,622 -32.2%
206 Towaoc 1,099 932 17.9%
207 Cattle Creek 1,094 849 28.9%
208 Minturn 1,090 1,146 -4.9%
209 Ridgway 1,060 929 14.1%
210 Pine Brook Hill 1,045 1,070 -2.3%
211 Pierce 1,031 709 45.4%
212 Manassa 1,020 1,070 -4.7%
213 Upper Bear Creek 1,013 974 4.0%

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