Population growth in Colorado has slowed this past year, but is still significant enough for Colorado to rank #14th. Considering the state has been in an economic slump, the numbers indicate that Colorado is a popular destination state for relocation.

Throughout the 1990's and into 2002, Colorado consistently ranked among the fastest growing states in the United State.  The growth ended in 2003 with the state loosing almost 150,000 jobs.

The slow down is a relief for many counties who have been struggling to keep pace with the growth. 

Fastest Growing States in the U.S.

State July 1, 2004 July 1, 2003 Gain %
1. Nevada 2,334,771 2,242,207 92,564 4.1
2. Arizona 5,743,834 5,579,222 164,612 3.0
3. Florida 17,397.161 16,999,181 397,980 2.3
4. Idaho 1,393,262 1,367,034 26,228 1.9
5. Georgia 8,829,383 8,676,460 152,923 1.8
6. Texas 22,490,022 22,103,374 386,648 1.7
7. Utah 2,389,039 2,352,119 36,920 1.6
8. Delaware 830,364 818,166 12,198 1.5
9. North Carolina 8,541,221 8,421,190 120,031 1.4
10. New Mexico 1,903,289 1,878,562 24,727 1.3
14. Colorado 4,601,403 4,547,633 53,770 1.2

Fastest Growing since 2000 Census

State July 1, 2004 April 1, 2000 Gain %
1. Nevada 2,334,771 1,998,257 336,514 16.8
2. Arizona 5,743,834 5,130,632 613,202 12.0
3. Florida 17,397.161 15,982,824 1,414,337 8.8
4. Texas 22.490.022 20,851,790 1.638,232 7.9
5. Georgia 8,829,383 8,186,816 642.567 7.8
6. Idaho 1,393,262 1,293,956 99,306 7.7
7. Utah 2,389,039 2,233,198 155,841 7.0
8. Colorado 4,601,403 4,302,015 299,388 7.0
9. North Carolina 8,541,221 8,046,491 494,730 6.1
10. California 35,893,799 33,871,653 2,022,146 6.0