North Central Colorado Urban Area

The North Central Colorado Urban Area comprises the four contiguous metropolitan statistical areas in the north central region of the State of Colorado: the Denver–Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Boulder Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Greeley Metropolitan Statistical Area. With the exception of southeastern Elbert County, southeastern Park County, and tiny portions of southern Douglas County, the entire North Central Colorado Urban Area is drained by the South Platte River and its tributaries. The North Central Colorado Urban Area is the central, and the most populous, of the three primary subregions of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

An enlargeable map of the 13-county North Central Colorado Urban Area

The North Central Colorado Urban Area had a population of 3,390,504 at the 2010 United States Census, a 17.67% increase from the 2000 United States Census.[1] In 2010, 67.42% of Coloradans lived in the North Central Colorado Urban Area.


The North Central Colorado Urban Area[1]
Core-based statistical area 2010 Census County 2010 Census 2000 Census Pop Change
Denver–Aurora–Broomfield, CO MSA 2,543,482 City and County of Denver, Colorado 600,158 554,636 +8.21%
Arapahoe County, Colorado 572,003 487,967 +17.22%
Jefferson County, Colorado 534,543 527,056 +1.42%
Adams County, Colorado 441,603 363,857 +21.37%
Douglas County, Colorado 285,465 175,766 +62.41%
City and County of Broomfield, Colorado 55,889 0 NA
Elbert County, Colorado 23,086 19,872 +16.17%
Park County, Colorado 16,206 14,523 +11.59%
Clear Creek County, Colorado 9,088 9,322 −2.51%
Gilpin County, Colorado 5,441 4,757 +14.38%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 299,630 Larimer County, Colorado 299,630 251,494 +19.14%
Boulder, CO MSA 294,567 Boulder County, Colorado 294,567 291,288 +1.13%
Greeley, CO MSA 252,825 Weld County, Colorado 252,825 180,936 +39.73%
Total 3,390,504 2,881,474 +17.67%

Constituent jurisdictionsEdit

The North Central Colorado Urban Area comprises:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2011.

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Coordinates: 38°59′50″N 105°32′52″W / 38.9972°N 105.5478°W / 38.9972; -105.5478 (State of Colorado)