Fastest Growing Cities: Denver Ranks 6th

Mar 26, 2014

Forbes is out with its latest annual ranking of the nation’s 20 fastest growing cities in terms of population and economic growth – and Denver has jumped higher on the list. Metro Denver ranks No. 6 in Forbes’ 2014 estimation, up from No. 16 on the 2013 list.

Forbes also took into account 2013 job-growth rates, growth in gross metro product (each city’s goods and services), unemployment rates and median salaries for college-educated workers in comparing the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.

Denver moved up 10 places after just one year. Check out the difference.

6. Denver, CO
M.S.A. (Metropolitan Statistical Area): Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Median Pay: $64,900
2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.75%
Unemployment Rate: 5.95%

16. Denver, CO
M.S.A.: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Median Pay: $63,100
2012 Population Growth Rate: 1.3%
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%

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