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Old 11-07-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Forecasts show Colorado Springs will become Colorado's largest city | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. IMO it's sort of an apples and oranges thing of a city versus its surrounding metro area.

The CITY of Denver is a fixed geographical area and in that respect the population within the fixed political boundary area of the CITY of Colorado Springs may someday exceed Denver CITY. No argument there.

But the overall metro AREA of Denver is in the millions and I doubt the metro area of Colorado Springs will ever exceed that. Anything is possible but a Colorado Springs metro area of 3+ million people, with no mass transit, will be a nightmare. It'll be wall to wall housing out to Calhan with 1947-era two lane roads to serve it. OMG

I dug up some numbers on wikipedia and got these stats on area and population:
Aurora, 153 sq miles, 350,000 or 2300 per sq mile
Denver, 153 sq miles, 700,000 or 4600 per sq mile
Col Spg, 195 sq miles, 465,000 or 2400 per sq mile

COLO SPGS has the land area to someday be more populous than Denver but if it continues to build SFH sprawl communities it may not. The city of Aurora has the same land area as Denver but has a lot of sprawl too.

Per some 2012 stats on wiki:
Denver MSA includes ten counties and 3.5M people.
Col Spg MSA includes two counties and 0.7M people.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have known this for decades. To be honest given the fact Denver proper is landlocked it is only a matter of time till Colorado Springs proper and even Pueblo proper surpass it in population.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
Thanks for the link. IMO it's sort of an apples and oranges thing of a city versus its surrounding metro area.

The CITY of Denver is a fixed geographical area and in that respect the population within the fixed political boundary area of the CITY of Colorado Springs may someday exceed Denver CITY. No argument there.

But the overall metro AREA of Denver is in the millions and I doubt the metro area of Colorado Springs will ever exceed that. Anything is possible but a Colorado Springs metro area of 3+ million people, with no mass transit, will be a nightmare. It'll be wall to wall housing out to Calhan with 1947-era two lane roads to serve it. OMG

I dug up some numbers on wikipedia and got these stats on area and population:
Aurora, 153 sq miles, 350,000 or 2300 per sq mile
Denver, 153 sq miles, 700,000 or 4600 per sq mile
Col Spg, 195 sq miles, 465,000 or 2400 per sq mile

COLO SPGS has the land area to someday be more populous than Denver but if it continues to build SFH sprawl communities it may not. The city of Aurora has the same land area as Denver but has a lot of sprawl too.

Per some 2012 stats on wiki:
Denver MSA includes ten counties and 3.5M people.
Col Spg MSA includes two counties and 0.7M people.
Do you think that if/ when this happen Pueblo and Colorado Springs will have merged into one large region?
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Do you think that if/ when this happen Pueblo and Colorado Springs will have merged into one large region?
No merging allowed... The VOTE / density is very important to those who pay for advertising (USA version of Pay-for-votes)

Hollywood will win (the most pizzazz to the highest density areas that control the vote.)

Our left coast state of 39 counties is controlled by the 3 most populous counties (as is our neighbor of 36 counties, controlled by the voters in 3 populous counties.) The remaining majority of counties just have to live by the RULES that the non-job creators legislate. Thus we loose 300 - 500 employers / yr. They must relocate to a state / country that is conducive to businesses.

SD and WY will probably be able to survive (politically) no major metro areas. ID is at risk. (May become the next 'battleground' state to fall. )
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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I think there may be some misinformation there. If El Paso county is somewhere at the one million mark, Colorado Springs will be around 650-655k (assuming that Colorado Springs continues to make up 65% of the population), which as stated earlier is below current population. El Paso county can overtake Denver county, but no city proper. I also don't think that Denver geographic boundary is a limiting factor for population growth in the near future, as they have already shown a willingness to build up, and not just in the immediate core of downtown. Several cities have smaller areas with greater population than Denver.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Very exciting times buy up houses while there still cheap!
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:18 PM
 
Location: The 719
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That will be wonderful.

Make I-25 six lanes each way from the Academy north exit to Lincoln, so the 3 million folks from El Paso County can drive every morning to Denver's five counties for work while maintaining their 5 bedroom 3.5 bath homes.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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El Paso County and/or the municipality of COS might indeed outpace the City and County of Denver to be the largest county and municipality in the state, but the urban, metro area of COS will never be as large as the Denver metro area.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I’m not sure I believe this forecast any more than I believe a weather forecast in Colorado.

Density will continue to grow in the Denver metro area including in Aurora.
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