Colorado Growth Rate 9th Fastest in US

According to the latest preliminary US census data released this Tuesday, Colorado is the ninth-fastest growing state.

This covers the period from the years 2000 through 2010 both based on population increase (an additional 727,935 residents), and percentage increase (16.92 %).

This hardly compares to the massive influx of new residents during the boom-time of the 1990’s when the growth rate was more than 30%, with over 1 million new transplants to Colorado.

There’s reason again for optimism that we’re entering into a strong and robust growth pattern. I’m seeing ever increasing activity in the real estate and job market. When talking to the owner / broker of our RE/MAX office the other day, he shared statistics that we’re already out pacing the sales volume at this time this year, compared to this time last year. That’s significant because last year the tax incentives for real estate purchases were driving a lot of activity in the market. There are no incentives in place currently, but still lots of activity.

Call, text, or email me today! … I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

The census is primarily to help determine the number of government political representation and spending, however, as Maclyn Clouse, a professor of finance at the University of Denver put it in a recent Denver Post article:

“From the business side of things, growth is a category you want to be in,” he said. “It tells the business world this is a state that’s still growing, still attracting new residents who want to be here instead of somewhere else, and business investment and jobs are likely to follow.

“I think the news that Colorado is an attractive place to live and do business has gotten out a little bit.”

Thinking about buying a new home, or getting ready to sell?

Call, Text, or Email me. I will listen to you.

You may also find  my neighborhood profiles, and  Boulder business profiles informative and useful. They’re both great ways to learn more about what’s going on in Boulder. Call, Text, or Email me today!

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional,  and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide.

Also, I’m never too busy for your referrals.  As a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful RE/MAX Professional.


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