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.
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 2015Colorado Springs: 14.7 percentSan Antonio: 14.4 percentDenver: 12.8 percentOrlando, Fla.: 12.7 percentHonolulu: 12.2 percentAustin, Texas: 11.8 percentCape Coral, Fla.: 11.7 percentHouston: 11.7 percentSarasota, Fla.: 11.1 percentSeattle: 10.8 percent
Cities with the lowest increase in millennial population from 2010 to 2015Birmingham, Ala.: -0.6 percentChicago: 0.2 percentToledo, Ohio: 0.5 percentSt. Louis; 0.9 percentYoungstown, Ohio: 1 percentJackson, Miss.: 1.2 percentMilwaukee: 1.4 percentSyracuse, N.Y.: 1.5 percentDayton, Ohio: 1.7 percentSalt Lake City: 1.9 percent
Cities with the highest share of millennial population in 2015Provo-Orem, Utah: 30.4 percentAustin, Texas: 27.2 percentSan Diego: 27 percentVirginia Beach, Va.: 26.9 percentMadison, Wis.: 26.8 percentColorado Springs: 26.4 percentBakersfield, Calif.: 26.3 percentHonolulu: 26.3 percentSalt Lake City: 26.2 percentBaton Rouge, La.: 26.1 percent