22 percent in 2010 to 21 percent in 2015.
The baby boomers represented 23 percent
of the state’s total population in 2015,
down 2 percentage points from 2010. Utah
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
• 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-sev-en-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