WHY People Are Moving Out of Colorado

By Melissa Moore on July 6, 2023
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO – 13: The 14,259-foot fourteener Longs Peak is covered in snow on May 13, 2023 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The 2023 winter snowpack around Rocky Mountain National Park was above the normal average. Many hope that the snowmelt the that travels west of the Continental Divide fro that region can bring some relief to the historic drought in the Colorado River Basin. The flight for aerial photography was provided by LightHawk. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

If you had to guess, would you have thought people were moving to or from Colorado?  Surprisingly, the state has made both lists this past year.

Colorado has been listed as a state more people want to move into, but also the state many people are leaving.  

The  people moving here want the lifestyle and proximity to the mountains.  Why then are people leaving our state?

Cost of living has gone way up and salaries aren’t keeping up.


  1.  Florida
  2. Utah
  3. Idaho
  4. Colorado
  5. New York

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