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New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates were released this month and they show that the Greeley Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the seventh highest growth percentage in the country. It’s population grew 3% from 252,847 people to 305,274 between 2017 to 2018. The numbers also show that Greeley had the sixth highest percentage growth since 2010. (This is out of the 390 MSAs with a population of at least 20,000 people.)

The Top 10 MSAs in Percentage Growth from 2017 to 2018:

  1. Midland, TX 4.3%
  2. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 3.8%
  3. St. George, UT 3.5%
  4. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 3.2%
  5. Odessa, TX 3.2%
  6. The Villages, FL 3.1%
  7. Greeley, CO 3%
  8. Boise City, ID 2.9%
  9. Bend-Redmond, OR 2.8%
  10. Provo-Orem, UT 2.6%

A lot of growth means a lot of opportunities! We may be partial to the area, but it’s pretty easy to see why so many people want to call the Greeley area “home”.

You can read more about these Census findings on their website. And be sure to visit to learn more about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters. And to learn more about local efforts around the 2020 Census visit the City of Greeley at