had the largest portion of millennials in
2015, reaching 26 percent, while Arizona
had the smallest portion at 23 percent.
Utah also reported the largest portion of
next-generation individuals at 30 percent
and the smallest portion of baby boomers
at 17 percent. Oregon recorded the largest
concentration of baby boomers of the
competitor states, with 25 percent of the
Metro Denver Population Metro Denver is an
attractive location for millennials, bolstered
by a vibrant job market, high quality of
life, and convenient transportation options.
Numerous studies have ranked Metro Denver
as one of the top locations for millennials:
• Money magazine stated Denver was a
“mecca for millennials”.
•Denver ranked third for attracting the
most millennials moving from another
city by the 2016 Mayflower Mover Study.
• Forbes ranked Denver as the seventh-best
city for millennials (ages 25-34) out of 25
major cities in 2015.
• Denver ranked the seventh-best city for
educated millennials by the American
Institute for Economic Research.
•Forbes ranked Metro Denver seventh
among metro areas that are magnets for
millennials in 2014.
• Boulder ranked among the top-seven-best
metro areas for millennials in 2014,
according to The Cheat Sheet.
• Denver was ranked the eighth-most perfect
city by millennials in a survey by ABODO.
• Realtor.com ranked Denver ninth among
the top cities where millennials are most
likely to purchase a home in 2016.
The millennial population in Metro Denver
totaled nearly 891,500 people in 2015 and
represented 24 percent of the region’s total
population. Further, Metro Denver millennials represented about 66 percent of the
millennial population across Colorado in
2015, but only accounted for 47 percent of
the 2015 millennial population growth in
Denver’s coolness factor has
made it a top destination and
magnet for Millennials.
–New York Times