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The Gazette: Colorado Spings top destination for millennials

Author: The Gazette Editorial Board - February 3, 2018 - Updated: February 3, 2018

Urban legend and the media echo chamber so often get things wrong. No wonder we don’t hear about the coolest, hippest, most desirable city in the United States – the place millennials choose more than any other American city.

Welcome to the real Colorado Springs.

The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program documented and proved the stature of Colorado Springs as the top destination for millennials in a report released last month, titled “The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future.” It is buried on a shelf.

Cities with the highest millennial growth between 2010-2015 (latest reliable census data), were: 1. Colorado Springs; 2. San Antonio; 3. Denver; 4. Orlando, Fla.; 5. Honolulu; 6. Austin, Tex.; 7. Cape Coral, Fla.; 8. Houston; 9. Sarasota, Fla.; and 10. Seattle.

Colorado Springs ranked sixth on the study’s list of “cities with the highest share of millennial population.” With an obvious upsurge in arriving millennials throughout 2017, Colorado Springs likely will top that list soon.


The Gazette Editorial Board