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Old 12-03-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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More Coloradans moving out as population growth brings traffic headaches, higher home prices
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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This pretty much sums it up

the average apartment rent since mid-2009 is up 63.6 percent, according to rent figures from the Apartment Association of Metro Denver.

The average hourly wage, by contrast, rose from $25.07 to $28.94, an increase of only 15.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Meanwhile, Coloradoís population grew by 11 percent from 2009 to 2016 to 5.55 million residents.


People are squeezed!
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Maybe Pueblo’s moderate population growth is not bad after all?
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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Not sure I'd draw broad sweeping conclusions from the article. The Denver Post spoke to a number of people but only a relative handful of the thousands who left. A strong economy is moving job seekers around probably as much as cost of living issues. Traffic is bad just about everywhere as the nation grows but infrastructure doesn't. Retiring baby boomers who own property in COLO are cashing out and heading to lower cost areas, as are retirees from California and other high cost areas.

Still, all this is interesting stuff to kick around.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Monument, CO
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I thought the article was interesting this morning. It didn’t seem that they interviewed anyone that was a home owner. I did see people cite that they couldn’t afford that and while I understand rents are rising, the low unemployment and beautiful natural environment still make it an attractive place to relocate...sorry but the family that happily moved back to OK are welcome to it!! ���� I have lived many places and don’t feel our traffic is worse. I love it here
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

Yogi Berra
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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One thing buried down deep in the article is that the population is still growing. The rate at which it grew is less than it was last year—not the same as population decrease.

I, too, noticed that the quoted people were mostly renters. So of course if someone moved to Denver a few years ago and was barely making ends meet, and then the rent rises a large amount, they leave. Isn’t that one of the much-touted advantages of owning a home instead? (Not that there aren’t disadvantages also.)

But the glaring omission in that article is, what percentage of those queried are leaving the Front Range specifically? What applies to the urban corridor doesn’t necessarily apply elsewhere in the state. Yet the headline says “Colorado.”
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Cause the rest of the country thinks Denver and the front range are Colorado.They don't have a clue what a large and beautiful state we have.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Cause the rest of the country thinks Denver and the front range are Colorado.They don't have a clue what a large and beautiful state we have.

Most people i know who have relocated here do a good job getting out in the state. Itís why they relocated here. More often than not it is people who grew up here who do a bad job visiting the rest of the state in my experience.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Most people i know who have relocated here do a good job getting out in the state. Itís why they relocated here. More often than not it is people who grew up here who do a bad job visiting the rest of the state in my experience.
people who grew up where? In Denver My town Mancos ? I do not understand your comment on people who grew up here or where for that matter.I have been to every corner of CO including Denver where My Daughter lives and Enjoy it all.
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