Where people leaving Colorado are moving to and why

By Melissa Moore on February 20, 2024
BOULDER, CO – JUNE 10: A general view of a biker in front of the Flatirons during the IRONMAN Boulder on June 10, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Denver, CO – More Coloradans are leaving the state than ever before.  Even though 1 in 8 people moving to a new state are moving to Colorado, many are still leaving.  A new study found that slightly more people are leaving the stay versus moving into the Centennial state.

The study found that the three main contributing factors to leaving are: affordable housing, lower taxes and higher quality of life.

People leaving Denver are moving to:

  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. Houston
  3. Washington DC
  4. Chicago
  5. Boston

People leaving Boulder are moving to:

  1. Washington DC
  2. Boston
  3. LA
  4. Chicago
  5. Minneapolis

People leaving Colorado Springs are moving to:

  1. Tucson, AZ
  2. Dallas
  3. Atlanta
  4. Houston
  5. Salt Lake City


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