Denver transplants the best cities they leave

Thanks to slowing birth rates, among other factors, Denver’s population isn’t growing as rapidly as in years past — a trend that could lead to a wide range of challenges, including school closures and increased reliance on transplants to maintain the local economy. strong. But a new study suggests that Denver’s gain in newcomers of late has come at the expense of other places in Colorado, many of which are facing economic challenges of their own.

That’s one of the takeaways from a report on Stacker’s website about people finding new jobs in Denver after moving from elsewhere. Statistics are taken from US Census Bureau figures focused on the first quarter of 2021, the most recent available.

Westword the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 posts about the cities sending the most new residents to Denver all included Colorado locations, but never as much or as prominently as the 2021 list. Of the twenty places on the list, the top five are in-state: Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, and what qualify as “non-metro areas.” Pueblo and Grand Junction also show up.

The list of out-of-state communities that people leave is led by greater Los Angeles, followed closely by the Chicago, New York and Dallas metropolitan areas – which explains the prevalence of California licensing, Illinois, New York and Texas. plaques in the streets of Denver.

Keep reading for the twenty places that lost people to Mile High City, with details on net job increases and net job flow between cities. Note that this last metric usually favors Denver, but not always.

20. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Started a new job in Denver from Boston in Q1 2021: 176
36th most common destination from Boston
Started a new job in Boston from Denver in Q1 2021: 87
0.4% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 89 in Denver

19. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Started a new job in Denver from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 186
17th most common destination from Minneapolis
Started a new job in Minneapolis from Denver in Q1 2021: 141
0.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 45 in Denver

18. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
Started a new job in Denver from Austin in Q1 2021: 229
22nd most popular destination from Austin
Started a new job in Austin from Denver in Q1 2021: 156
0.7% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 73 in Denver

17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Started a new job in Denver from Seattle in Q1 2021: 238
22nd most common destination from Seattle
Started a new job in Seattle from Denver in Q1 2021: 195
0.9% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 43 in Denver

16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Georgia
Started a new job in Denver from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 248
38th most common destination from Atlanta
Started a new job in Atlanta from Denver in Q1 2021: 214
1.0% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 34 in Denver

15. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Started a new job in Denver from Washington in Q1 2021: 295
34th most common destination from Washington
Started a new job in Washington from Denver in Q1 2021: 154
0.7% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 141 in Denver

14. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
Started a new job in Denver from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 354
7th most common destination from Phoenix
Started a new job in Phoenix from Denver in Q1 2021: 504
2.3% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net workflow: 150 to Phoenix

13. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Started a new job in Denver from Houston in Q1 2021: 360
31st most common destination from Houston
Started a new job in Houston from Denver in Q1 2021: 260
1.2% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net Workflow: 100 in Denver

12. Grand Junction, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 374
2nd most common destination from Grand Junction
Started a new job in Grand Junction from Denver in Q1 2021: 345
1.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 29 in Denver

11. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Started a new job in Denver from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 388
32nd most common destination from San Francisco
Started a new job in San Francisco from Denver in Q1 2021: 146
0.7% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 242 in Denver

10. Pueblo, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Pueblo in Q1 2021: 434
2nd most common destination from Pueblo
Started a new job in Pueblo from Denver in Q1 2021: 503
2.3% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 69 in Pueblo

9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Started a new job in Denver from Dallas in Q1 2021: 505
27th most common destination from Dallas
Started a new job in Dallas from Denver in Q1 2021: 502
2.3% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net workflow: 3 in Denver

8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Started a new job in Denver from New York in Q1 2021: 518
36th most common destination from New York
Started a new job in New York from Denver in Q1 2021: 243
1.1% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 275 in Denver

7. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Started a new job in Denver from Chicago in Q1 2021: 541
35th most common destination from Chicago
Started a new job in Chicago from Denver in Q1 2021: 244
1.1% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 297 in Denver

6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Started a new job in Denver from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 605
28th most common destination from Los Angeles
Started a new job in Los Angeles from Denver in Q1 2021: 352
1.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 253 in Denver

5. Greeley, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Greeley in Q1 2021: 1,334
1st most common destination from Greeley
Started a new job at Greeley from Denver in Q1 2021: 1,325
6.0% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net Workflow: 9 in Denver

4. Non-metropolitan area(s), CO
Started a new job in Denver from No in Q1 2021: 1,415
2nd most common destination since No
Started a new job in Non of Denver in the first quarter of 2021: 1,438
6.5% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 23 to non-metropolitan area(s), CO

3. Fort Collins, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 1,589
2nd most common destination from Fort Collins
Started a new job in Fort Collins from Denver in Q1 2021: 1,685
7.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 96 to Fort Collins

2. Boulder, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Boulder in Q1 2021: 2,620
1st most common destination from Boulder
Started a new job in Boulder from Denver in Q1 2021: 2,627
11.8% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net workflow: 7 in Boulder

1. Colorado Springs, CO
Started a new job in Denver from Colorado Springs in Q1 2021: 2,930
2nd most common destination from Colorado Springs
Started a new job in Colorado Springs from Denver in Q1 2021: 3,014
13.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
Net job flow: 84 in Colorado Springs