By the year 2040, nearly 8 million people will call Colorado home. A new set of data shows the state’s population will grow by 40 percent.
Rocky Mountain PBS and I-News examined numbers from the Census Bureau and state demographer. They released the data last week.
It shows Garfield County’s population will surpass 100,000 people sometime between 2035 and 2040. The latest population count shows 57,302 people live in the county. Most of the Western Slope, led by Garfield County, will experience strong growth between now and 2040.