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List of U.S. cities, led by Colorado Springs, with highest growth in millennial population

February 5, 2018 Updated: February 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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Millennials are moving to Colorado Springs at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country, a newly-released study shows.

The city’s millennial population increased by 14.7 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to the study from Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. The millennial generation in the United States is made up of more than 75 million people born from 1981 through 1997, the study says.

There are a few reasons for the local increase in millennials.

ALSO: See recent PlanCOS survey results.

San Antonio trailed Colorado Springs with a 14.4 percent increase, and Denver placed third with a 12.8 percent increase.

Cities with highest growth in millennial population from 2010 to 2015
Colorado Springs: 14.7 percent
San Antonio: 14.4 percent
Denver: 12.8 percent
Orlando, Fla.: 12.7 percent
Honolulu: 12.2 percent
Austin, Texas: 11.8 percent
Cape Coral, Fla.: 11.7 percent
Houston: 11.7 percent
Sarasota, Fla.: 11.1 percent
Seattle: 10.8 percent

Cities with the lowest increase in millennial population from 2010 to 2015
Birmingham, Ala.: -0.6 percent
Chicago: 0.2 percent
Toledo, Ohio: 0.5 percent
St. Louis; 0.9 percent
Youngstown, Ohio: 1 percent
Jackson, Miss.: 1.2 percent
Milwaukee: 1.4 percent
Syracuse, N.Y.: 1.5 percent
Dayton, Ohio: 1.7 percent
Salt Lake City: 1.9 percent

Cities with the highest share of millennial population in 2015
Provo-Orem, Utah: 30.4 percent
Austin, Texas: 27.2 percent
San Diego: 27 percent
Virginia Beach, Va.: 26.9 percent
Madison, Wis.: 26.8 percent
Colorado Springs: 26.4 percent
Bakersfield, Calif.: 26.3 percent
Honolulu: 26.3 percent
Salt Lake City: 26.2 percent
Baton Rouge, La.: 26.1 percent

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