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The U.S. State of Colorado has 272 active incorporated municipalities, comprising 197 towns, 73 cities, and two consolidated city and county governments.[1][2] At the 2020 United States Census, 4,299,942 of the 5,773,714 Colorado residents (74.47%) lived in one of these 272 municipalities. Another 714,417 residents (12.37%) lived in one of the 210 census-designated places, while the remaining 759,355 residents (13.15%) lived in the many rural and mountainous areas of the state.[3]

Colorado municipalities range in population from the City and County of Denver, the state capital,[4][5] with a 2020 population of 715,522, to the Town of Carbonate, which has had no year-round population since the 1890 Census due to its severe winter weather and difficult access.[3] The City of Black Hawk with a 2020 population of 127 is the least populous Colorado city, while the Town of Castle Rock with a 2020 population of 73,158 is the most populous Colorado town.[1][3]

Only 1,969 square miles (5,100 km2) of Colorado's 103,642 square miles (268,431 km2) of land area (1.90%) are incorporated in the 272 municipalities. The City of Colorado Springs with 195 square miles (506 km2) of land area is the most extensive municipality, while the Town of Sawpit with 19 acres (0.078 km2) of land area is the least extensive.[6] The City of Glendale with a 2020 population density of 8,117 residents per square mile (3,134/km2) is the most densely populated municipality, while the Town of Bonanza with a 2020 population density of 38 residents per square mile (15/km2) is the least densely populated municipality after Carbonate.

Municipal government

Colorado law makes relatively few distinctions between a city and a town. The charter of a home rule municipality may designate either a city or town municipal title.[7] In general, cities are more populous than towns, although long-term population changes may skew this considerably, as illustrated by the City of Black Hawk and the Town of Castle Rock.

The City of Central is the only Colorado municipality that does not have its full place name at the end of its municipal title. The towns of Garden City, Lake City, Orchard City, and Sugar City are statutory towns despite the word "city" at the end of their names. The municipality of Creede uses the official title "City of Creede" despite its status as a Colorado statutory town.[1]

Neither village nor civil township is a type of civil division in the State of Colorado, although the cities of Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village and the towns of Log Lane Village, Mountain Village, and Snowmass Village have the word "village" at the end of their names.[7][1] Several resort communities use the word "village" to describe their central business district.

Nineteen Colorado municipalities extend into two counties, but only the cities of Aurora and Littleton extend into three counties.[1]

Colorado municipalities operate under one of the following five types of municipal governing authority:[7][8]

Consolidated city and county

In the State of Colorado, only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments. The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado; and Title 30, Article 11, Section 101 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Denver has an elected mayor and a city council of 13 members with 11 members elected from council districts and two members elected at large.[7] The City and County of Broomfield operates under Article XX, Sections 10–13 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado. Broomfield has an appointed city and county manager, an elected mayor, and a city council of 11 members composed of the mayor and two members elected from each of five wards.[7]

Home rule municipality

Colorado has 61 cities and 35 towns that are home rule municipalities that are self-governing under Article 20 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado; Title 31, Article 1, Section 202 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; and the home rule charter of each municipality. The state-authorized home rule charter determines the form of government.[7]

Statutory city

Colorado has 12 statutory cities that operate under Title 31, Article 1, Section 203 and Article 4, Section 100 or Section 200 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Statutory cities have an elected mayor and a city council composed of the mayor and two members elected from each ward. A statutory city may petition to reorganize as a Section 200 statutory city with an appointed city manager and a city council with two members elected from each ward and one member elected at large. The mayor may be the city council member elected at large or the city council may appoint a mayor.[7]

Statutory town

Colorado has 161 statutory towns that operate under Title 31, Article 1, Section 203 and Article 4, Part 3 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Statutory towns have an elected mayor and a board of trustees composed of the mayor and four or six additional members elected at large.[7] Colorado statutory towns are similar to villages in other states such as the villages of the State of New York.

Territorial charter municipality

The Town of Georgetown is the only municipality that still operates under a charter granted by the Territory of Colorado. The town operates under Article 14, Section 13 of the Charter & Constitution of the Colorado Territory enacted on January 28, 1868. The town mayor is called the Police Judge and the town council is called the Board of Selectmen.[9]

Municipalities

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See also: List of counties in Colorado, List of census-designated places in Colorado, and List of populated places in Colorado

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The 272 active municipalities of the State of Colorado

Municipality[1] Type of government[1] County[1][a][b] Population[3] 2020 land area[6] 2020 population density[3][6] Date of incorporation[1] Coordinates[6][c]
2020 2010 Change
Aguilar Statutory town Las Animas 456 538 −15.24% 0.392 sq mi
1.016 km2  
1,162/sq mi
449/km2  
January 10, 1894 37°24′13″N 104°39′18″W / 37.4036257°N 104.6550363°W / 37.4036257; -104.6550363 (Town of Aguilar, Colorado)
AkronCounty seat Statutory town Washington 1,757 1,702 +3.23% 2.772 sq mi
7.180 km2  
634/sq mi
245/km2  
September 22, 1887 40°09′48″N 103°13′13″W / 40.1634664°N 103.2202740°W / 40.1634664; -103.2202740 (Town of Akron, Colorado)
AlamosaCounty seat Home rule city Alamosa 9,806 8,780 +11.69% 7.598 sq mi
19.679 km2  
1,291/sq mi
498/km2  
August 12, 1878 37°28′31″N 105°52′37″W / 37.4751844°N 105.8770252°W / 37.4751844; -105.8770252 (City of Alamosa, Colorado)
Alma Statutory town Park 296 270 +9.63% 0.434 sq mi
1.123 km2  
683/sq mi
264/km2  
December 2, 1873 39°17′09″N 106°04′01″W / 39.2859458°N 106.0670390°W / 39.2859458; -106.0670390 (Town of Alma, Colorado)
Antonito Statutory town Conejos 647 781 −17.16% 0.427 sq mi
1.105 km2  
1,516/sq mi
586/km2  
December 29, 1889 37°04′34″N 106°00′37″W / 37.0762463°N 106.0103317°W / 37.0762463; -106.0103317 (Town of Antonito, Colorado)
Arriba Statutory town Lincoln 202 193 +4.66% 0.499 sq mi
1.292 km2  
405/sq mi
156/km2  
August 29, 1918 39°17′04″N 103°16′27″W / 39.2843261°N 103.2740321°W / 39.2843261; -103.2740321 (Town of Arriba, Colorado)
Arvada[12] Home rule city Jefferson,
Adams
124,402 106,433 +16.88% 38.910 sq mi
100.776 km2  
3,197/sq mi
1,234/km2  
August 24, 1904 39°49′55″N 105°09′04″W / 39.8320578°N 105.1510838°W / 39.8320578; -105.1510838 (City of Arvada, Colorado)
AspenCounty seat Home rule city Pitkin 7,004 6,658 +5.20% 3.858 sq mi
9.992 km2  
1,815/sq mi
701/km2  
April 1, 1881 39°11′42″N 106°50′12″W / 39.1951251°N 106.8367723°W / 39.1951251; -106.8367723 (City of Aspen, Colorado)
Ault Statutory town Weld 1,887 1,519 +24.23% 1.728 sq mi
4.476 km2  
1,092/sq mi
422/km2  
April 11, 1904[d] 40°35′21″N 104°44′21″W / 40.5892953°N 104.7391796°W / 40.5892953; -104.7391796 (Town of Ault, Colorado)
Aurora[e][f] Home rule city Arapahoe,
Adams,
Douglas
386,261 325,078 +18.82% 160.130 sq mi
414.734 km2  
2,412/sq mi
931/km2  
May 5, 1903[g] 39°42′30″N 104°43′26″W / 39.7082719°N 104.7237570°W / 39.7082719; -104.7237570 (City of Aurora, Colorado)
Avon Home rule town Eagle 6,072 6,447 −5.82% 8.349 sq mi
21.625 km2  
727/sq mi
281/km2  
February 24, 1978 39°38′39″N 106°30′47″W / 39.6442070°N 106.5129893°W / 39.6442070; -106.5129893 (Town of Avon, Colorado)
Basalt Home rule town Eagle,
Pitkin
3,984 3,857 +3.29% 1.991 sq mi
5.158 km2  
2,000/sq mi
772/km2  
August 26, 1901 39°21′59″N 107°02′29″W / 39.3663872°N 107.0414304°W / 39.3663872; -107.0414304 (Town of Basalt, Colorado)
Bayfield Statutory town La Plata 2,838 2,333 +21.65% 1.646 sq mi
4.264 km2  
1,724/sq mi
666/km2  
August 18, 1906 37°14′03″N 107°35′43″W / 37.2340621°N 107.5951510°W / 37.2340621; -107.5951510 (Town of Bayfield, Colorado)
Bennett Statutory town Adams,
Arapahoe
2,862 2,308 +24.00% 5.795 sq mi
15.008 km2  
494/sq mi
191/km2  
January 22, 1930 39°44′12″N 104°25′43″W / 39.7366827°N 104.4286585°W / 39.7366827; -104.4286585 (Town of Bennett, Colorado)
Berthoud Statutory town Larimer,
Weld
10,332 5,105 +102.39% 12.933 sq mi
33.497 km2  
799/sq mi
308/km2  
August 28, 1888 40°18′26″N 105°02′33″W / 40.3071449°N 105.0426383°W / 40.3071449; -105.0426383 (Town of Berthoud, Colorado)
Bethune Statutory town Kit Carson 183 237 −22.78% 0.162 sq mi
0.420 km2  
1,128/sq mi
436/km2  
June 10, 1926 39°18′14″N 102°25′24″W / 39.3038224°N 102.4234144°W / 39.3038224; -102.4234144 (Town of Bethune, Colorado)
Black Hawk Home rule city Gilpin 127 118 +7.63% 2.653 sq mi
6.871 km2  
47.9/sq mi
18.5/km2  
June 12, 1886 39°48′15″N 105°29′42″W / 39.8041451°N 105.4948978°W / 39.8041451; -105.4948978 (City of Black Hawk, Colorado)
Blanca Statutory town Costilla 322 385 −16.36% 1.833 sq mi
4.747 km2  
175.7/sq mi
67.8/km2  
May 18, 1910 37°26′21″N 105°30′49″W / 37.4392677°N 105.5135437°W / 37.4392677; -105.5135437 (Town of Blanca, Colorado)
Blue River Statutory town Summit 877 849 +3.30% 2.463 sq mi
6.379 km2  
356/sq mi
137/km2  
1964 39°26′09″N 106°02′07″W / 39.4359361°N 106.0351523°W / 39.4359361; -106.0351523 (Town of Blue River, Colorado)
Bonanza Statutory town Saguache 17 16 +6.25% 0.437 sq mi
1.133 km2  
38.9/sq mi
15.0/km2  
January 13, 1881[h] 38°17′48″N 106°08′31″W / 38.2966175°N 106.1418689°W / 38.2966175; -106.1418689 (Town of Bonanza, Colorado)
Boone Statutory town Pueblo 305 339 −10.03% 0.379 sq mi
0.981 km2  
805/sq mi
311/km2  
September 22, 1956 38°14′58″N 104°15′29″W / 38.2494361°N 104.2581040°W / 38.2494361; -104.2581040 (Town of Boone, Colorado)
Boulder[i]County seat Home rule city Boulder 108,250 97,385 +11.16% 26.327 sq mi
68.188 km2  
4,112/sq mi
1,588/km2  
November 4, 1871[j] 40°01′29″N 105°15′09″W / 40.0247935°N 105.2524248°W / 40.0247935; -105.2524248 (City of Boulder, Colorado)
Bow Mar Statutory town Arapahoe,
Jefferson
853 866 −1.50% 0.662 sq mi
1.714 km2  
1,289/sq mi
498/km2  
August 1958 39°37′31″N 105°03′04″W / 39.6251808°N 105.0511770°W / 39.6251808; -105.0511770 (Town of Bow Mar, Colorado)
Branson Statutory town Las Animas 57 74 −22.97% 0.245 sq mi
0.634 km2  
232.9/sq mi
89.9/km2  
March 26, 1921 37°00′56″N 103°53′02″W / 37.0154927°N 103.8837771°W / 37.0154927; -103.8837771 (Town of Branson, Colorado)
Breckenridge[k][l]County seat Home rule town Summit 5,078 4,540 +11.85% 6.047 sq mi
15.661 km2  
840/sq mi
324/km2  
March 3, 1880 39°29′58″N 106°02′36″W / 39.4994701°N 106.0432424°W / 39.4994701; -106.0432424 (Town of Breckenridge, Colorado)
BrightonCounty seat Home rule city Adams,[m]
Weld
40,083 33,352 +20.18% 21.247 sq mi
55.030 km2  
1,887/sq mi
728/km2  
September 1, 1887 39°58′18″N 104°47′47″W / 39.9715595°N 104.7964037°W / 39.9715595; -104.7964037 (City of Brighton, Colorado)
Brookside Statutory town Fremont 236 233 +1.29% 0.474 sq mi
1.227 km2  
498/sq mi
192/km2  
1913 38°24′49″N 105°11′27″W / 38.4134948°N 105.1909453°W / 38.4134948; -105.1909453 (Town of Brookside, Colorado)
BroomfieldCounty seat Consolidated city and county Broomfield[n] 74,112 55,889 +32.61% 32.968 sq mi
85.387 km2  
2,248/sq mi
868/km2  
June 6, 1961[o] 39°57′15″N 105°03′10″W / 39.9541268°N 105.0527103°W / 39.9541268; -105.0527103 (City and County of Broomfield, Colorado)
Brush Statutory city Morgan 5,339 5,463 −2.27% 2.831 sq mi
7.331 km2  
1,886/sq mi
728/km2  
November 24, 1884 40°15′36″N 103°37′56″W / 40.2598819°N 103.6323146°W / 40.2598819; -103.6323146 (City of Brush, Colorado)
Buena Vista[12] Statutory town Chaffee 2,855 2,617 +9.09% 3.452 sq mi
8.942 km2  
827/sq mi
319/km2  
November 8, 1879 38°49′55″N 106°08′19″W / 38.8318506°N 106.1386602°W / 38.8318506; -106.1386602 (Town of Buena Vista, Colorado)
BurlingtonCounty seat Home rule city Kit Carson 3,172 4,254 −25.43% 2.152 sq mi
5.575 km2  
1,474/sq mi
569/km2  
January 12, 1888 39°18′15″N 102°16′17″W / 39.3041714°N 102.2714662°W / 39.3041714; -102.2714662 (City of Burlington, Colorado)
Calhan Statutory town El Paso 762 780 −2.31% 0.828 sq mi
2.144 km2  
921/sq mi
355/km2  
May 10, 1919 39°02′04″N 104°17′58″W / 39.0344469°N 104.2994199°W / 39.0344469; -104.2994199 (Town of Calhan, Colorado)
Campo Statutory town Baca 103 109 −5.50% 0.144 sq mi
0.374 km2  
713/sq mi
275/km2  
March 6, 1950 37°06′17″N 102°34′44″W / 37.1047115°N 102.5787984°W / 37.1047115; -102.5787984 (Town of Campo, Colorado)
Cañon City[p]County seat Home rule city Fremont 17,141 16,400 +4.52% 12.392 sq mi
32.095 km2  
1,383/sq mi
534/km2  
April 3, 1872 38°26′35″N 105°13′13″W / 38.4430197°N 105.2202513°W / 38.4430197; -105.2202513 (City of Cañon City, Colorado)
Carbonate[q] Statutory town Garfield 0 0 NA 0.992 sq mi
2.569 km2  
0/sq mi
0/km2  
April 13, 1883 39°44′39″N 107°20′21″W / 39.7443043°N 107.3391420°W / 39.7443043; -107.3391420 (Town of Carbonate, Colorado)
Carbondale Home rule town Garfield 6,434 6,427 +0.11% 2.022 sq mi
5.237 km2  
3,182/sq mi
1,229/km2  
April 26, 1888 39°23′42″N 107°12′53″W / 39.3949502°N 107.2147749°W / 39.3949502; -107.2147749 (Town of Carbondale, Colorado)
Castle Pines Home rule city Douglas 11,036 11,036 0.00% 9.594 sq mi
24.849 km2  
1,150/sq mi
444/km2  
November 6, 2007[r] 39°27′45″N 104°52′14″W / 39.4624899°N 104.8705846°W / 39.4624899; -104.8705846 (City of Castle Pines, Colorado)
Castle RockCounty seat Home rule town Douglas 73,158 48,231 +51.68% 34.290 sq mi
88.811 km2  
2,134/sq mi
824/km2  
May 17, 1881 39°22′34″N 104°51′13″W / 39.3762443°N 104.8534791°W / 39.3762443; -104.8534791 (Town of Castle Rock, Colorado)
Cedaredge Home rule town Delta 2,279 2,253 +1.15% 1.961 sq mi
5.078 km2  
1,162/sq mi
449/km2  
May 2, 1907 38°53′39″N 107°55′32″W / 38.8940974°N 107.9254853°W / 38.8940974; -107.9254853 (Town of Cedaredge, Colorado)
Centennial Home rule city Arapahoe 108,418 100,377 +8.01% 29.721 sq mi
76.976 km2  
3,648/sq mi
1,408/km2  
February 7, 2001 39°35′33″N 104°52′02″W / 39.5925781°N 104.8673520°W / 39.5925781; -104.8673520 (City of Centennial, Colorado)
Center Statutory town Saguache,
Rio Grande
1,929 2,230 −13.50% 0.864 sq mi
2.238 km2  
2,232/sq mi
862/km2  
January 18, 1907 37°45′04″N 106°06′38″W / 37.7512357°N 106.1105641°W / 37.7512357; -106.1105641 (Town of Center, Colorado)
Central City[s]County seat Home rule city Gilpin,[t]
Clear Creek
779 663 +17.50% 2.160 sq mi
5.594 km2  
361/sq mi
139/km2  
June 12, 1886 39°47′41″N 105°30′43″W / 39.7946134°N 105.5119453°W / 39.7946134; -105.5119453 (City of Central City, Colorado)
Cheraw Statutory town Otero 237 252 −5.95% 0.180 sq mi
0.467 km2  
1,314/sq mi
507/km2  
April 17, 1917 38°06′27″N 103°30′40″W / 38.1075625°N 103.5110637°W / 38.1075625; -103.5110637 (Town of Cheraw, Colorado)
Cherry Hills Village Home rule city Arapahoe 6,442 5,987 +7.60% 6.201 sq mi
16.061 km2  
1,039/sq mi
401/km2  
July 19, 1945 39°38′15″N 104°56′53″W / 39.6375507°N 104.9480492°W / 39.6375507; -104.9480492 (City of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado)
Cheyenne WellsCounty seat Statutory town Cheyenne 758 846 −10.40% 1.070 sq mi
2.770 km2  
709/sq mi
274/km2  
May 14, 1890 38°49′09″N 102°21′07″W / 38.8192016°N 102.3520301°W / 38.8192016; -102.3520301 (Town of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado)
Coal Creek[u] Statutory town Fremont 364 343 +6.12% 1.194 sq mi
3.092 km2  
305/sq mi
118/km2  
February 11, 1882 38°21′44″N 105°08′32″W / 38.3621707°N 105.1421992°W / 38.3621707; -105.1421992 (Town of Coal Creek, Colorado)
Cokedale Statutory town Las Animas 127 129 −1.55% 0.205 sq mi
0.531 km2  
619/sq mi
239/km2  
March 15, 1948 37°08′39″N 104°37′18″W / 37.1442226°N 104.6215896°W / 37.1442226; -104.6215896 (Town of Cokedale, Colorado)
Collbran Statutory town Mesa 369 708 −47.88% 0.558 sq mi
1.446 km2  
661/sq mi
255/km2  
July 22, 1908 39°14′24″N 107°57′49″W / 39.2400088°N 107.9635170°W / 39.2400088; -107.9635170 (Town of Collbran, Colorado)
Colorado Springs[v][w]County seat Home rule city El Paso 478,961 416,427 +15.02% 195.399 sq mi
506.082 km2  
2,451/sq mi
946/km2  
June 19, 1886 38°52′03″N 104°45′38″W / 38.8673947°N 104.7604493°W / 38.8673947; -104.7604493 (City of Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Columbine Valley Statutory town Arapahoe 1,502 1,256 +19.59% 0.982 sq mi
2.543 km2  
1,530/sq mi
591/km2  
July 2, 1959 39°35′58″N 105°02′07″W / 39.5993401°N 105.0352122°W / 39.5993401; -105.0352122 (Town of Columbine Valley, Colorado)
Commerce City Home rule city Adams 62,418 45,913 +35.95% 36.002 sq mi
93.246 km2  
1,734/sq mi
669/km2  
December 18, 1952[x] 39°51′51″N 104°50′35″W / 39.8640660°N 104.8430848°W / 39.8640660; -104.8430848 (City of Commerce City, Colorado)
CortezCounty seat Home rule city Montezuma 8,766 8,482 +3.35% 6.230 sq mi
16.136 km2  
1,407/sq mi
543/km2  
November 10, 1902 37°21′01″N 108°34′36″W / 37.3503719°N 108.5766665°W / 37.3503719; -108.5766665 (City of Cortez, Colorado)
Craig[y]County seat Home rule city Moffat 9,060 9,464 −4.27% 5.073 sq mi
13.138 km2  
1,786/sq mi
690/km2  
July 15, 1908 40°31′01″N 107°33′19″W / 40.5170604°N 107.5553956°W / 40.5170604; -107.5553956 (City of Craig, Colorado)
Crawford Statutory town Delta 403 431 −6.50% 0.251 sq mi
0.651 km2  
1,603/sq mi
619/km2  
December 19, 1910 38°42′18″N 107°36′35″W / 38.7050441°N 107.6095960°W / 38.7050441; -107.6095960 (Town of Crawford, Colorado)
Creede[z]County seat Statutory town Mineral 257 290 −11.38% 0.950 sq mi
2.460 km2  
271/sq mi
104/km2  
May 19, 1892 37°50′55″N 106°55′31″W / 37.8485893°N 106.9251608°W / 37.8485893; -106.9251608 (Town of Creede, Colorado)
Crested Butte Home rule town Gunnison 1,639 1,487 +10.22% 0.836 sq mi
2.166 km2  
1,960/sq mi
757/km2  
July 15, 1880 38°52′03″N 106°58′38″W / 38.8676108°N 106.9772423°W / 38.8676108; -106.9772423 (Town of Crested Butte, Colorado)
Crestone Statutory town Saguache 141 127 +11.02% 0.385 sq mi
0.996 km2  
367/sq mi
142/km2  
January 24, 1902 37°59′40″N 105°41′46″W / 37.9945285°N 105.6962058°W / 37.9945285; -105.6962058 (Town of Crestone, Colorado)
Cripple CreekCounty seat Statutory city Teller 1,155 1,189 −2.86% 1.522 sq mi
3.941 km2  
759/sq mi
293/km2  
June 9, 1892 38°44′48″N 105°11′06″W / 38.7465825°N 105.1849812°W / 38.7465825; -105.1849812 (City of Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Crook Statutory town Logan 133 110 +20.91% 0.135 sq mi
0.349 km2  
987/sq mi
381/km2  
September 23, 1918 40°51′32″N 102°48′05″W / 40.8587686°N 102.8014045°W / 40.8587686; -102.8014045 (Town of Crook, Colorado)
Crowley Statutory town Crowley 166 176 −5.68% 0.225 sq mi
0.584 km2  
736/sq mi
284/km2  
October 10, 1921 38°11′37″N 103°51′35″W / 38.1935060°N 103.8597438°W / 38.1935060; -103.8597438 (Town of Crowley, Colorado)
Dacono Home rule city Weld 6,297 4,152 +51.66% 8.790 sq mi
22.766 km2  
716/sq mi
277/km2  
September 23, 1908 40°03′44″N 104°56′52″W / 40.0623153°N 104.9476419°W / 40.0623153; -104.9476419 (City of Dacono, Colorado)
De Beque Statutory town Mesa 493 504 −2.18% 2.727 sq mi
7.063 km2  
180.8/sq mi
69.8/km2  
January 18, 1890 39°18′37″N 108°12′18″W / 39.3102734°N 108.2049760°W / 39.3102734; -108.2049760 (Town of De Beque, Colorado)
Deer Trail Statutory town Arapahoe 1,068 546 +95.60% 1.175 sq mi
3.044 km2  
909/sq mi
351/km2  
February 3, 1920 39°36′54″N 104°02′36″W / 39.6151244°N 104.0432059°W / 39.6151244; -104.0432059 (Town of Deer Trail, Colorado)
Del NorteCounty seat Statutory town Rio Grande 1,458 1,686 −13.52% 0.983 sq mi
2.547 km2  
1,483/sq mi
572/km2  
November 15, 1895 37°40′42″N 106°21′14″W / 37.6784619°N 106.3539354°W / 37.6784619; -106.3539354 (Town of Del Norte, Colorado)
DeltaCounty seat Home rule city Delta 9,035 8,915 +1.35% 13.274 sq mi
34.378 km2  
681/sq mi
263/km2  
October 24, 1882 38°45′22″N 108°04′38″W / 38.7559910°N 108.0771605°W / 38.7559910; -108.0771605 (City of Delta, Colorado)
Denver[aa][ab][ac]Capital city Consolidated city and county Denver[ad] 715,522 600,158 +19.22% 153.075 sq mi
396.463 km2  
4,674/sq mi
1,805/km2  
December 3, 1859[ae] 39°45′43″N 104°52′34″W / 39.7619809°N 104.8760040°W / 39.7619809; -104.8760040 (City and County of Denver, Colorado)
Dillon Home rule town Summit 1,064 904 +17.70% 1.494 sq mi
3.869 km2  
712/sq mi
275/km2  
January 26, 1883 39°37′17″N 106°02′22″W / 39.6212994°N 106.0393121°W / 39.6212994; -106.0393121 (Town of Dillon, Colorado)
Dinosaur Statutory town Moffat 243 339 −28.32% 0.930 sq mi
2.408 km2  
261/sq mi
101/km2  
December 18, 1947[af] 40°14′23″N 109°00′24″W / 40.2398610°N 109.0067951°W / 40.2398610; -109.0067951 (Town of Dinosaur, Colorado)
Dolores Statutory town Montezuma 885 936 −5.45% 0.664 sq mi
1.721 km2  
1,332/sq mi
514/km2  
July 19, 1900 37°28′27″N 108°30′00″W / 37.4740930°N 108.4998889°W / 37.4740930; -108.4998889 (Town of Dolores, Colorado)
Dove CreekCounty seat Statutory town Dolores 635 735 −13.61% 0.572 sq mi
1.483 km2  
1,109/sq mi
428/km2  
June 15, 1939 37°46′01″N 108°54′26″W / 37.7668418°N 108.9071733°W / 37.7668418; -108.9071733 (Town of Dove Creek, Colorado)
Durango[ag]County seat Home rule city La Plata 19,071 16,887 +12.93% 14.708 sq mi
38.093 km2  
1,297/sq mi
501/km2  
April 27, 1881 37°15′57″N 107°52′42″W / 37.2658675°N 107.8782993°W / 37.2658675; -107.8782993 (City of Durango, Colorado)
EadsCounty seat Statutory town Kiowa 672 609 +10.34% 0.478 sq mi
1.237 km2  
1,407/sq mi
543/km2  
January 29, 1916 38°28′53″N 102°46′47″W / 38.4814227°N 102.7796615°W / 38.4814227; -102.7796615 (Town of Eads, Colorado)
EagleCounty seat Statutory town Eagle 7,511 6,508 +15.41% 5.641 sq mi
14.611 km2  
1,331/sq mi
514/km2  
April 5, 1905 39°38′12″N 106°48′45″W / 39.6365797°N 106.8124724°W / 39.6365797; -106.8124724 (Town of Eagle, Colorado)
Eaton Statutory town Weld 5,802 4,365 +32.92% 3.160 sq mi
8.185 km2  
1,836/sq mi
709/km2  
December 5, 1892 40°31′32″N 104°42′47″W / 40.5256851°N 104.7129871°W / 40.5256851; -104.7129871 (Town of Eaton, Colorado)
Eckley Statutory town Yuma 232 257 −9.73% 0.473 sq mi
1.225 km2  
491/sq mi
189/km2  
June 16, 1920 40°06′44″N 102°29′18″W / 40.1123530°N 102.4882765°W / 40.1123530; -102.4882765 (Town of Eckley, Colorado)
Edgewater Home rule city Jefferson 5,005 5,170 −3.19% 0.695 sq mi
1.799 km2  
7,206/sq mi
2,782/km2  
November 5, 1904 39°45′03″N 105°03′45″W / 39.7508493°N 105.0626195°W / 39.7508493; -105.0626195 (City of Edgewater, Colorado)
Elizabeth Statutory town Elbert 1,675 1,358 +23.34% 1.999 sq mi
5.178 km2  
838/sq mi
323/km2  
October 9, 1890 39°21′32″N 104°37′10″W / 39.3588854°N 104.6195216°W / 39.3588854; -104.6195216 (Town of Elizabeth, Colorado)
Empire Statutory town Clear Creek 345 282 +22.34% 0.269 sq mi
0.695 km2  
1,286/sq mi
496/km2  
April 12, 1882 39°45′34″N 105°40′56″W / 39.7595255°N 105.6821211°W / 39.7595255; -105.6821211 (Town of Empire, Colorado)
Englewood Home rule city Arapahoe 33,659 30,255 +11.25% 6.564 sq mi
17.002 km2  
5,127/sq mi
1,980/km2  
May 9, 1903 39°38′48″N 104°59′39″W / 39.6467872°N 104.9942752°W / 39.6467872; -104.9942752 (City of Englewood, Colorado)
Erie Statutory town Weld
Boulder
30,038 18,135 +65.64% 19.737 sq mi
51.118 km2  
1,522/sq mi
588/km2  
November 16, 1874 40°02′25″N 105°02′24″W / 40.0402802°N 105.0399149°W / 40.0402802; -105.0399149 (Town of Erie, Colorado)
Estes Park Statutory town Larimer 5,904 5,858 +0.79% 6.822 sq mi
17.668 km2  
865/sq mi
334/km2  
April 17, 1917 40°22′12″N 105°31′18″W / 40.3699080°N 105.5216326°W / 40.3699080; -105.5216326 (Town of Estes Park, Colorado)
Evans Home rule city Weld 22,165 18,537 +19.57% 10.182 sq mi
26.372 km2  
2,177/sq mi
840/km2  
November 15, 1885 40°21′58″N 104°44′20″W / 40.3660280°N 104.7389196°W / 40.3660280; -104.7389196 (City of Evans, Colorado)
FairplayCounty seat Statutory town Park 724 679 +6.63% 1.147 sq mi
2.971 km2  
631/sq mi
244/km2  
November 15, 1872 39°13′28″N 105°59′48″W / 39.2245036°N 105.9965392°W / 39.2245036; -105.9965392 (Town of Fairplay, Colorado)
Federal Heights Home rule city Adams 14,382 11,467 +25.42% 1.776 sq mi
4.599 km2  
8,099/sq mi
3,127/km2  
May 19, 1940 39°51′54″N 105°00′56″W / 39.8650537°N 105.0154269°W / 39.8650537; -105.0154269 (City of Federal Heights, Colorado)
Firestone Statutory town Weld 16,381 10,147 +61.44% 13.568 sq mi
35.141 km2  
1,207/sq mi
466/km2  
October 8, 1908 40°09′23″N 104°56′58″W / 40.1564157°N 104.9493862°W / 40.1564157; -104.9493862 (Town of Firestone, Colorado)
Flagler Statutory town Kit Carson 567 561 +1.07% 1.370 sq mi
3.547 km2  
414/sq mi
160/km2  
November 2, 1916 39°17′41″N 103°04′33″W / 39.2948288°N 103.0757388°W / 39.2948288; -103.0757388 (Town of Flagler, Colorado)
Fleming Statutory town Logan 428 408 +4.90% 0.489 sq mi
1.267 km2  
875/sq mi
338/km2  
May 5, 1917 40°40′55″N 102°50′23″W / 40.6820750°N 102.8396309°W / 40.6820750; -102.8396309 (Town of Fleming, Colorado)
Florence Statutory city Fremont 3,822 3,881 −1.52% 4.276 sq mi
11.076 km2  
894/sq mi
345/km2  
September 13, 1887 38°23′01″N 105°06′41″W / 38.3836302°N 105.1114561°W / 38.3836302; -105.1114561 (City of Florence, Colorado)
Fort Collins[ah]County seat Home rule city Larimer 169,810 143,986 +17.94% 57.212 sq mi
148.179 km2  
2,968/sq mi
1,146/km2  
February 12, 1883 40°32′51″N 105°03′56″W / 40.5476119°N 105.0656485°W / 40.5476119; -105.0656485 (City of Fort Collins, Colorado)
Fort Lupton Statutory city Weld 7,955 7,377 +7.84% 12.146 sq mi
31.459 km2  
655/sq mi
253/km2  
January 15, 1890 40°04′58″N 104°48′25″W / 40.0826751°N 104.8068376°W / 40.0826751; -104.8068376 (City of Fort Lupton, Colorado)
Fort Morgan[ai]County seat Home rule city Morgan 11,597 11,315 +2.49% 5.334 sq mi
13.815 km2  
2,174/sq mi
839/km2  
June 15, 1887 40°15′13″N 103°47′25″W / 40.2536829°N 103.7902706°W / 40.2536829; -103.7902706 (City of Fort Morgan, Colorado)
Fountain Home rule city El Paso 29,802 25,846 +15.31% 22.501 sq mi
58.277 km2  
1,324/sq mi
511/km2  
April 23, 1903 38°41′18″N 104°40′58″W / 38.6884646°N 104.6827692°W / 38.6884646; -104.6827692 (City of Fountain, Colorado)
Fowler Statutory town Otero 1,253 1,182 +6.01% 0.559 sq mi
1.448 km2  
2,241/sq mi
865/km2  
August 25, 1900 38°07′50″N 104°01′35″W / 38.1304312°N 104.0264662°W / 38.1304312; -104.0264662 (Town of Fowler, Colorado)
Foxfield Statutory town Arapahoe 754 685 +10.07% 1.323 sq mi
3.427 km2  
570/sq mi
220/km2  
December 15, 1994 39°35′17″N 104°47′09″W / 39.5881395°N 104.7857408°W / 39.5881395; -104.7857408 (Town of Foxfield, Colorado)
Fraser Statutory town Grand 1,400 1,224 +14.38% 3.457 sq mi
8.953 km2  
405/sq mi
156/km2  
June 15, 1953 39°55′49″N 105°48′11″W / 39.9302982°N 105.8029216°W / 39.9302982; -105.8029216 (Town of Fraser, Colorado)
Frederick Statutory town Weld 14,513 8,679 +67.22% 15.096 sq mi
39.099 km2  
961/sq mi
371/km2  
September 9, 1908 40°06′32″N 104°58′12″W / 40.1088685°N 104.9700345°W / 40.1088685; -104.9700345 (Town of Frederick, Colorado)
Frisco Home rule town Summit 2,913 2,683 +8.57% 1.672 sq mi
4.331 km2  
1,742/sq mi
673/km2  
December 3, 1880 39°34′45″N 106°05′30″W / 39.5790963°N 106.0915297°W / 39.5790963; -106.0915297 (Town of Frisco, Colorado)
Fruita Home rule city Mesa 13,395 12,646 +5.92% 7.892 sq mi
20.439 km2  
1,697/sq mi
655/km2  
April 18, 1894 39°09′17″N 108°43′50″W / 39.1548338°N 108.7304483°W / 39.1548338; -108.7304483 (City of Fruita, Colorado)
Garden City Statutory town Weld 254 234 +8.55% 0.113 sq mi
0.292 km2  
2,253/sq mi
870/km2  
September 14, 1936 40°23′41″N 104°41′22″W / 40.3945914°N 104.6894940°W / 40.3945914; -104.6894940 (Town of Garden City, Colorado)
Genoa Statutory town Lincoln 153 139 +10.07% 0.310 sq mi
0.804 km2  
493/sq mi
190/km2  
July 27, 1905 39°16′42″N 103°29′55″W / 39.2782183°N 103.4987169°W / 39.2782183; -103.4987169 (Town of Genoa, Colorado)
GeorgetownCounty seat Territorial charter municipality Clear Creek 1,118 1,034 +8.12% 0.997 sq mi
2.583 km2  
1,121/sq mi
433/km2  
January 10, 1868 39°43′05″N 105°41′39″W / 39.7179519°N 105.6942457°W / 39.7179519; -105.6942457 (Town of Georgetown, Colorado)
Gilcrest Statutory town Weld 1,029 1,034 −0.48% 0.811 sq mi
2.100 km2  
1,269/sq mi
490/km2  
March 18, 1912 40°17′03″N 104°46′55″W / 40.2841563°N 104.7820241°W / 40.2841563; -104.7820241 (Town of Gilcrest, Colorado)
Glendale Home rule city Arapahoe 4,613 4,184 +10.25% 0.568 sq mi
1.472 km2  
8,117/sq mi
3,134/km2  
May 19, 1952 39°42′13″N 104°56′07″W / 39.7036253°N 104.9352064°W / 39.7036253; -104.9352064 (City of Glendale, Colorado)
Glenwood Springs[aj]County seat Home rule city Garfield 9,963 9,614 +3.63% 5.835 sq mi
15.114 km2  
1,707/sq mi
659/km2  
September 4, 1885 39°32′44″N 107°20′05″W / 39.5455918°N 107.3347000°W / 39.5455918; -107.3347000 (City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
GoldenCounty seat Home rule city Jefferson 20,399 18,867 +8.12% 9.634 sq mi
24.953 km2  
2,117/sq mi
817/km2  
January 2, 1871[ak] 39°44′26″N 105°12′43″W / 39.7406774°N 105.2118304°W / 39.7406774; -105.2118304 (City of Golden, Colorado)
Granada Statutory town Prowers 445 517 −13.93% 0.685 sq mi
1.775 km2  
649/sq mi
251/km2  
July 25, 1887 38°03′47″N 102°18′42″W / 38.0629730°N 102.3115911°W / 38.0629730; -102.3115911 (Town of Granada, Colorado)
Granby Statutory town Grand 2,079 1,864 +11.53% 12.681 sq mi
32.845 km2  
163.9/sq mi
63.3/km2  
December 11, 1905 40°03′53″N 105°55′10″W / 40.0648028°N 105.9193860°W / 40.0648028; -105.9193860 (Town of Granby, Colorado)
Grand Junction[al]County seat Home rule city Mesa 65,560 58,566 +11.94% 39.634 sq mi
102.652 km2  
1,654/sq mi
639/km2  
July 22, 1882 39°05′16″N 108°34′03″W / 39.0877106°N 108.5675568°W / 39.0877106; -108.5675568 (City of Grand Junction, Colorado)
Grand Lake Statutory town Grand 410 471 −12.95% 1.032 sq mi
2.672 km2  
397/sq mi
153/km2  
June 23, 1944 40°15′01″N 105°49′23″W / 40.2503216°N 105.8231144°W / 40.2503216; -105.8231144 (Town of Grand Lake, Colorado)
Greeley[am]County seat Home rule city Weld 108,795 92,889 +17.12% 48.933 sq mi
126.735 km2  
2,223/sq mi
858/km2  
November 15, 1885 40°24′54″N 104°46′14″W / 40.4151371°N 104.7706763°W / 40.4151371; -104.7706763 (City of Greeley, Colorado)
Green Mountain Falls Statutory town El Paso,
Teller
646 640 +0.94% 1.099 sq mi
2.847 km2  
588/sq mi
227/km2  
August 19, 1880 38°56′04″N 105°01′26″W / 38.9344276°N 105.0238071°W / 38.9344276; -105.0238071 (Town of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado)
Greenwood Village Home rule city Arapahoe 15,691 13,925 +12.68% 8.267 sq mi
21.412 km2  
1,898/sq mi
733/km2  
September 19, 1950 39°36′55″N 104°54′47″W / 39.6152413°N 104.9131147°W / 39.6152413; -104.9131147 (City of Greenwood Village, Colorado)
Grover Statutory town Weld 157 137 +14.60% 0.595 sq mi
1.542 km2  
264/sq mi
102/km2  
October 6, 1916 40°52′09″N 104°13′33″W / 40.8691110°N 104.2259321°W / 40.8691110; -104.2259321 (Town of Grover, Colorado)
GunnisonCounty seat Home rule city Gunnison 6,560 5,854 +12.06% 4.849 sq mi
12.558 km2  
1,353/sq mi
522/km2  
March 1, 1880 38°32′53″N 106°55′29″W / 38.5479780°N 106.9246043°W / 38.5479780; -106.9246043 (City of Gunnison, Colorado)
Gypsum Home rule town Eagle 8,040 6,477 +24.13% 8.851 sq mi
22.924 km2  
908/sq mi
351/km2  
November 25, 1911 39°37′43″N 106°56′06″W / 39.6286581°N 106.9349648°W / 39.6286581; -106.9349648 (Town of Gypsum, Colorado)
Hartman Statutory town Prowers 56 81 −30.86% 0.274 sq mi
0.711 km2  
204.0/sq mi
78.8/km2  
May 14, 1910 38°07′16″N 102°13′18″W / 38.1211277°N 102.2216085°W / 38.1211277; -102.2216085 (Town of Hartman, Colorado)
Haswell Statutory town Kiowa 71 68 +4.41% 0.803 sq mi
2.079 km2  
88.5/sq mi
34.2/km2  
September 2, 1920 38°27′09″N 103°09′54″W / 38.4524924°N 103.1649800°W / 38.4524924; -103.1649800 (Town of Haswell, Colorado)
Haxtun Statutory town Phillips 981 946 +3.70% 0.595 sq mi
1.542 km2  
1,648/sq mi
636/km2  
July 30, 1909 40°38′31″N 102°37′47″W / 40.6418722°N 102.6297033°W / 40.6418722; -102.6297033 (Town of Haxtun, Colorado)
Hayden Home rule town Routt 1,941 1,810 +7.24% 3.278 sq mi
8.490 km2  
592/sq mi
229/km2  
May 5, 1906 40°29′06″N 107°14′21″W / 40.4850795°N 107.2391062°W / 40.4850795; -107.2391062 (Town of Hayden, Colorado)
Hillrose Statutory town Morgan 312 264 +18.18% 0.189 sq mi
0.488 km2  
1,656/sq mi
639/km2  
May 20, 1919 40°19′28″N 103°31′20″W / 40.3244946°N 103.5222063°W / 40.3244946; -103.5222063 (Town of Hillrose, Colorado)
Holly Statutory town Prowers 837 802 +4.36% 0.723 sq mi
1.874 km2  
1,157/sq mi
447/km2  
September 4, 1903 38°03′19″N 102°07′29″W / 38.0553680°N 102.1246951°W / 38.0553680; -102.1246951 (Town of Holly, Colorado)
HolyokeCounty seat Home rule city Phillips 2,346 2,313 +1.43% 2.470 sq mi
6.396 km2  
950/sq mi
367/km2  
May 31, 1888 40°34′55″N 102°17′51″W / 40.5819693°N 102.2975135°W / 40.5819693; -102.2975135 (City of Holyoke, Colorado)
Hooper Statutory town Alamosa 81 103 −21.36% 0.252 sq mi
0.653 km2  
321/sq mi
124/km2  
May 20, 1898 37°44′46″N 105°52′40″W / 37.7459759°N 105.8777353°W / 37.7459759; -105.8777353 (Town of Hooper, Colorado)
Hot Sulphur SpringsCounty seat Statutory town Grand 687 663 +3.62% 0.769 sq mi
1.992 km2  
893/sq mi
345/km2  
April 1, 1903 40°04′30″N 106°06′11″W / 40.0749021°N 106.1031704°W / 40.0749021; -106.1031704 (Town of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado)
Hotchkiss Statutory town Delta 875 944 −7.31% 0.926 sq mi
2.399 km2  
945/sq mi
365/km2  
March 14, 1901 38°47′56″N 107°42′48″W / 38.7989917°N 107.7133808°W / 38.7989917; -107.7133808 (Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado)
Hudson Statutory town Weld 1,651 2,356 −29.92% 5.896 sq mi
15.271 km2  
280/sq mi
108/km2  
April 2, 1914 40°05′24″N 104°37′15″W / 40.0898817°N 104.6209340°W / 40.0898817; -104.6209340 (Town of Hudson, Colorado)
HugoCounty seat Statutory town Lincoln 787 730 +7.81% 0.912 sq mi
2.362 km2  
863/sq mi
333/km2  
June 21, 1909 39°08′10″N 103°28′23″W / 39.1361790°N 103.4731378°W / 39.1361790; -103.4731378 (Town of Hugo, Colorado)
Idaho Springs Statutory city Clear Creek 1,782 1,717 +3.79% 2.253 sq mi
5.835 km2  
791/sq mi
305/km2  
November 15, 1885 39°44′40″N 105°30′00″W / 39.7444459°N 105.5000386°W / 39.7444459; -105.5000386 (City of Idaho Springs, Colorado)
Ignacio[12][an] Statutory town La Plata 852 697 +22.24% 0.512 sq mi
1.325 km2  
1,665/sq mi
643/km2  
July 7, 1913 37°07′05″N 107°38′15″W / 37.1180042°N 107.6375570°W / 37.1180042; -107.6375570 (Town of Ignacio, Colorado)
Iliff Statutory town Logan 246 266 −7.52% 0.191 sq mi
0.495 km2  
1,287/sq mi
497/km2  
February 20, 1906 40°45′33″N 103°03′58″W / 40.7591774°N 103.0661023°W / 40.7591774; -103.0661023 (Town of Iliff, Colorado)
Jamestown Statutory town Boulder 256 274 −6.57% 0.575 sq mi
1.489 km2  
445/sq mi
172/km2  
June 22, 1883 40°07′06″N 105°23′30″W / 40.1183366°N 105.3916324°W / 40.1183366; -105.3916324 (Town of Jamestown, Colorado)
Johnstown Home rule town Weld,
Larimer
17,303 9,887 +75.01% 13.792 sq mi
35.722 km2  
1,255/sq mi
484/km2  
May 13, 1907 40°20′59″N 104°56′54″W / 40.3498421°N 104.9482017°W / 40.3498421; -104.9482017 (Town of Johnstown, Colorado)
JulesburgCounty seat Statutory town Sedgwick 1,307 1,225 +6.69% 1.512 sq mi
3.916 km2  
864/sq mi
334/km2  
November 18, 1886 40°59′06″N 102°15′46″W / 40.9848643°N 102.2627077°W / 40.9848643; -102.2627077 (Town of Julesburg, Colorado)
Keenesburg Statutory town Weld 1,250 1,127 +10.91% 7.540 sq mi
19.529 km2  
165.8/sq mi
64.0/km2  
June 4, 1919 40°07′58″N 104°32′17″W / 40.1327694°N 104.5381223°W / 40.1327694; -104.5381223 (Town of Keenesburg, Colorado)
Kersey Statutory town Weld 1,495 1,454 +2.82% 2.022 sq mi
5.236 km2  
740/sq mi
286/km2  
December 3, 1908 40°23′27″N 104°34′46″W / 40.3909248°N 104.5793471°W / 40.3909248; -104.5793471 (Town of Kersey, Colorado)
Kim Statutory town Las Animas 63 74 −14.86% 0.379 sq mi
0.981 km2  
166.3/sq mi
64.2/km2  
1910 37°14′49″N 103°21′12″W / 37.2470622°N 103.3534114°W / 37.2470622; -103.3534114 (Town of Kim, Colorado)
KiowaCounty seat Home rule town Elbert 725 723 +0.28% 0.862 sq mi
2.231 km2  
842/sq mi
325/km2  
December 30, 1912 39°20′37″N 104°27′28″W / 39.3436915°N 104.4578803°W / 39.3436915; -104.4578803 (Town of Kiowa, Colorado)
Kit Carson Statutory town Cheyenne 255 233 +9.44% 0.584 sq mi
1.513 km2  
437/sq mi
169/km2  
July 13, 1931 38°45′46″N 102°47′43″W / 38.7628232°N 102.7953663°W / 38.7628232; -102.7953663 (Town of Kit Carson, Colorado)
Kremmling Statutory town Grand 1,509 1,444 +4.50% 1.308 sq mi
3.389 km2  
1,153/sq mi
445/km2  
May 14, 1904 40°03′24″N 106°22′42″W / 40.0565463°N 106.3782117°W / 40.0565463; -106.3782117 (Town of Kremmling, Colorado)
La Jara Statutory town Conejos 730 818 −10.76% 0.408 sq mi
1.056 km2  
1,790/sq mi
691/km2  
November 11, 1910 37°16′25″N 105°57′35″W / 37.2735236°N 105.9597208°W / 37.2735236; -105.9597208 (Town of La Jara, Colorado)
La JuntaCounty seat Home rule city Otero 7,322 7,077 +3.46% 3.186 sq mi
8.252 km2  
2,298/sq mi
887/km2  
April 23, 1881 37°58′45″N 103°32′50″W / 37.9790619°N 103.5470845°W / 37.9790619; -103.5470845 (City of La Junta, Colorado)
La Veta Statutory town Huerfano 862 800 +7.75% 1.367 sq mi
3.539 km2  
631/sq mi
244/km2  
June 16, 1886 37°30′31″N 105°00′31″W / 37.5085623°N 105.0084866°W / 37.5085623; -105.0084866 (Town of La Veta, Colorado)
Lafayette Home rule city Boulder 30,411 24,453 +24.37% 9.223 sq mi
23.888 km2  
3,297/sq mi
1,273/km2  
January 6, 1890 39°59′41″N 105°05′59″W / 39.9946948°N 105.0998247°W / 39.9946948; -105.0998247 (City of Lafayette, Colorado)
Lake CityCounty seat Statutory town Hinsdale 432 408 +5.88% 0.828 sq mi
2.144 km2  
522/sq mi
201/km2  
September 19, 1884 38°01′48″N 107°18′38″W / 38.0301369°N 107.3105954°W / 38.0301369; -107.3105954 (Town of Lake City, Colorado)
Lakeside Statutory town Jefferson 16 8 +100.00% 0.188 sq mi
0.486 km2  
85.3/sq mi
32.9/km2  
November 25, 1907 39°46′49″N 105°03′28″W / 39.7802190°N 105.0579083°W / 39.7802190; -105.0579083 (Town of Lakeside, Colorado)
Lakewood[ao] Home rule city Jefferson 155,984 142,980 +9.09% 43.473 sq mi
112.595 km2  
3,588/sq mi
1,385/km2  
June 24, 1969 39°41′52″N 105°07′02″W / 39.6977500°N 105.1172345°W / 39.6977500; -105.1172345 (City of Lakewood, Colorado)
LamarCounty seat Home rule city Prowers 7,687 7,804 −1.50% 5.212 sq mi
13.500 km2  
1,475/sq mi
569/km2  
December 5, 1886 38°04′26″N 102°36′55″W / 38.0739390°N 102.6154093°W / 38.0739390; -102.6154093 (City of Lamar, Colorado)
Larkspur Home rule town Douglas 206 183 +12.57% 1.591 sq mi
4.120 km2  
129.5/sq mi
50.0/km2  
1979 39°13′55″N 104°53′32″W / 39.2318212°N 104.8922599°W / 39.2318212; -104.8922599 (Town of Larkspur, Colorado)
Las AnimasCounty seat Statutory city Bent 2,300 2,410 −4.56% 1.626 sq mi
4.212 km2  
1,414/sq mi
546/km2  
May 15, 1886 38°04′10″N 103°13′25″W / 38.0695100°N 103.2235851°W / 38.0695100; -103.2235851 (City of Las Animas, Colorado)
LaSalle Statutory town Weld 2,359 1,955 +20.66% 0.958 sq mi
2.480 km2  
2,464/sq mi
951/km2  
1910[ap] 40°20′54″N 104°42′22″W / 40.3484690°N 104.7061390°W / 40.3484690; -104.7061390 (Town of LaSalle, Colorado)
LeadvilleCounty seat Statutory city Lake 2,633 2,602 +1.19% 1.174 sq mi
3.039 km2  
2,244/sq mi
866/km2  
February 18, 1878 39°14′50″N 106°17′36″W / 39.2472770°N 106.2934602°W / 39.2472770; -106.2934602 (City of Leadville, Colorado)
Limon Statutory town Lincoln 2,043 1,880 +8.67% 3.162 sq mi
8.190 km2  
646/sq mi
249/km2  
November 18, 1909 39°15′55″N 103°41′08″W / 39.2653117°N 103.6856283°W / 39.2653117; -103.6856283 (Town of Limon, Colorado)
LittletonCounty seat Home rule city Arapahoe,[aq]
Jefferson,
Douglas
45,652 41,737 +9.38% 12.629 sq mi
32.709 km2  
3,615/sq mi
1,396/km2  
March 13, 1890 39°35′29″N 105°01′08″W / 39.5915262°N 105.0187879°W / 39.5915262; -105.0187879 (City of Littleton, Colorado)
Lochbuie Statutory town Weld,
Adams
8,088 4,726 +71.14% 3.685 sq mi
9.543 km2  
2,195/sq mi
848/km2  
May 1974 40°00′42″N 104°43′38″W / 40.0117617°N 104.7271704°W / 40.0117617; -104.7271704 (Town of Lochbuie, Colorado)
Log Lane Village Statutory town Morgan 913 873 +4.58% 0.196 sq mi
0.508 km2  
4,655/sq mi
1,797/km2  
June 12, 1956 40°16′11″N 103°49′44″W / 40.2697341°N 103.8289605°W / 40.2697341; -103.8289605 (Town of Log Lane Village, Colorado)
Lone Tree Home rule city Douglas 14,253 10,218 +39.49% 9.808 sq mi
25.403 km2  
1,453/sq mi
561/km2  
November 1995 39°31′51″N 104°52′15″W / 39.5308550°N 104.8709622°W / 39.5308550; -104.8709622 (City of Lone Tree, Colorado)
Longmont Home rule city Boulder,
Weld
98,885 86,270 +14.62% 28.778 sq mi
74.536 km2  
3,436/sq mi
1,327/km2  
November 15, 1885 40°10′07″N 105°06′02″W / 40.1686138°N 105.1004985°W / 40.1686138; -105.1004985 (City of Longmont, Colorado)
Louisville[12] Home rule city Boulder 21,226 18,376 +15.51% 7.964 sq mi
20.626 km2  
2,665/sq mi
1,029/km2  
June 3, 1882 39°58′16″N 105°08′39″W / 39.9709860°N 105.1441251°W / 39.9709860; -105.1441251 (City of Louisville, Colorado)
Loveland Home rule city Larimer 76,378 66,859 +14.24% 34.419 sq mi
89.146 km2  
2,219/sq mi
857/km2  
April 30, 1881 40°25′00″N 105°03′44″W / 40.4165815°N 105.0622954°W / 40.4165815; -105.0622954 (City of Loveland, Colorado)
Lyons Statutory town Boulder 2,209 2,033 +8.66% 1.349 sq mi
3.493 km2  
1,638/sq mi
632/km2  
April 10, 1891 40°13′23″N 105°16′09″W / 40.2230479°N 105.2691570°W / 40.2230479; -105.2691570 (Town of Lyons, Colorado)
Manassa Statutory town Conejos 947 991 −4.44% 0.931 sq mi
2.412 km2  
1,017/sq mi
393/km2  
June 6, 1889 37°10′26″N 105°56′14″W / 37.1738412°N 105.9372749°W / 37.1738412; -105.9372749 (Town of Manassa, Colorado)
Mancos Statutory town Montezuma 1,196 1,336 −10.48% 0.642 sq mi
1.662 km2  
1,864/sq mi
720/km2  
November 30, 1894 37°20′48″N 108°17′38″W / 37.3466252°N 108.2938931°W / 37.3466252; -108.2938931 (Town of Mancos, Colorado)
Manitou Springs Home rule city El Paso 4,858 4,992 −2.68% 3.149 sq mi
8.157 km2  
1,542/sq mi
596/km2  
January 25, 1888 38°51′27″N 104°54′46″W / 38.8575405°N 104.9128600°W / 38.8575405; -104.9128600 (City of Manitou Springs, Colorado)
Manzanola Statutory town Otero 341 434 −21.43% 0.284 sq mi
0.736 km2  
1,200/sq mi
463/km2  
July 9, 1900 38°06′32″N 103°52′00″W / 38.1087581°N 103.8668039°W / 38.1087581; -103.8668039 (Town of Manzanola, Colorado)
Marble Statutory town Gunnison 133 131 +1.53% 0.360 sq mi
0.932 km2  
370/sq mi
143/km2  
1899 39°04′18″N 107°11′27″W / 39.0716645°N 107.1907490°W / 39.0716645; -107.1907490 (Town of Marble, Colorado)
Mead Statutory town Weld 4,781 3,405 +40.41% 13.001 sq mi
33.672 km2  
368/sq mi
142/km2  
March 17, 1908 40°13′54″N 104°59′28″W / 40.2317612°N 104.9911327°W / 40.2317612; -104.9911327 (Town of Mead, Colorado)
MeekerCounty seat Statutory town Rio Blanco 2,374 2,475 −4.08% 3.589 sq mi
9.295 km2  
661/sq mi
255/km2  
November 10, 1885 40°03′00″N 107°53′41″W / 40.0499535°N 107.8945842°W / 40.0499535; -107.8945842 (Town of Meeker, Colorado)
Merino Statutory town Logan 281 284 −1.06% 0.152 sq mi
0.393 km2  
1,852/sq mi
715/km2  
January 4, 1917 40°29′01″N 103°21′13″W / 40.4837051°N 103.3536746°W / 40.4837051; -103.3536746 (Town of Merino, Colorado)
Milliken Statutory town Weld 8,386 5,610 +49.48% 12.815 sq mi
33.191 km2  
654/sq mi
253/km2  
October 1, 1910 40°18′41″N 104°51′22″W / 40.3114215°N 104.8561499°W / 40.3114215; -104.8561499 (Town of Milliken, Colorado)
Minturn Home rule town Eagle 1,033 1,027 +0.58% 8.018 sq mi
20.766 km2  
128.8/sq mi
49.7/km2  
November 23, 1904 39°32′46″N 106°23′13″W / 39.5462493°N 106.3870710°W / 39.5462493; -106.3870710 (Town of Minturn, Colorado)
Moffat Statutory town Saguache 108 116 −6.90% 1.666 sq mi
4.314 km2  
64.8/sq mi
25.0/km2  
April 20, 1911 38°00′10″N 105°54′23″W / 38.0026667°N 105.9065209°W / 38.0026667; -105.9065209 (Town of Moffat, Colorado)
Monte Vista Home rule city Rio Grande 4,247 4,444 −4.43% 2.633 sq mi
6.820 km2  
1,613/sq mi
623/km2  
September 27, 1886 37°34′44″N 106°09′00″W / 37.5788895°N 106.1500780°W / 37.5788895; -106.1500780 (City of Monte Vista, Colorado)
Montezuma Statutory town Summit 74 65 +13.85% 0.079 sq mi
0.205 km2  
935/sq mi
361/km2  
1882 39°34′53″N 105°52′04″W / 39.5814830°N 105.8676525°W / 39.5814830; -105.8676525 (Town of Montezuma, Colorado)
Montrose[ar]County seat Home rule city Montrose 20,291 19,132 +6.06% 18.477 sq mi
47.854 km2  
1,098/sq mi
424/km2  
May 1, 1882 38°28′08″N 107°51′32″W / 38.4689185°N 107.8590132°W / 38.4689185; -107.8590132 (City of Montrose, Colorado)
Monument Statutory town El Paso 10,399 5,530 +88.05% 6.843 sq mi
17.724 km2  
1,520/sq mi
587/km2  
May 14, 1881 39°04′25″N 104°50′48″W / 39.0734910°N 104.8467851°W / 39.0734910; -104.8467851 (Town of Monument, Colorado)
Morrison Home rule town Jefferson 396 428 −7.48% 1.645 sq mi
4.260 km2  
240.8/sq mi
93.0/km2  
January 29, 1906 39°38′13″N 105°12′02″W / 39.6369987°N 105.2006606°W / 39.6369987; -105.2006606 (Town of Morrison, Colorado)
Mount Crested Butte Home rule town Gunnison 941 801 +17.48% 2.068 sq mi
5.355 km2  
455/sq mi
176/km2  
1973 38°54′30″N 106°57′38″W / 38.9083021°N 106.9605872°W / 38.9083021; -106.9605872 (Town of Mount Crested Butte, Colorado)
Mountain View Home rule town Jefferson 541 507 +6.71% 0.093 sq mi
0.241 km2  
5,814/sq mi
2,245/km2  
October 11, 1904 39°46′29″N 105°03′24″W / 39.7747762°N 105.0567110°W / 39.7747762; -105.0567110 (Town of Mountain View, Colorado)
Mountain Village Home rule town San Miguel 1,264 1,320 −4.24% 3.300 sq mi
8.547 km2  
383/sq mi
148/km2  
March 10, 1995 37°55′57″N 107°51′28″W / 37.9324164°N 107.8577366°W / 37.9324164; -107.8577366 (Town of Mountain Village, Colorado)
Naturita Statutory town Montrose 485 546 −11.17% 0.615 sq mi
1.594 km2  
788/sq mi
304/km2  
November 30, 1951 38°13′06″N 108°34′00″W / 38.2183441°N 108.5666329°W / 38.2183441; -108.5666329 (Town of Naturita, Colorado)
Nederland Statutory town Boulder 1,471 1,445 +1.80% 1.480 sq mi
3.833 km2  
994/sq mi
384/km2  
November 15, 1885 39°57′48″N 105°30′26″W / 39.9633205°N 105.5071871°W / 39.9633205; -105.5071871 (Town of Nederland, Colorado)
New Castle Home rule town Garfield 4,923 4,518 +8.96% 2.517 sq mi
6.520 km2  
1,956/sq mi
755/km2  
March 27, 1890 39°34′39″N 107°31′36″W / 39.5775145°N 107.5266811°W / 39.5775145; -107.5266811 (Town of New Castle, Colorado)
Northglenn Home rule city Adams,
Weld
38,131 35,789 +6.54% 7.359 sq mi
19.058 km2  
5,182/sq mi
2,001/km2  
April 19, 1969 39°54′39″N 104°58′42″W / 39.9107856°N 104.9782569°W / 39.9107856; -104.9782569 (City of Northglenn, Colorado)
Norwood Statutory town San Miguel 535 518 +3.28% 0.283 sq mi
0.733 km2  
1,890/sq mi
730/km2  
August 20, 1903 38°07′45″N 108°17′31″W / 38.1290420°N 108.2918132°W / 38.1290420; -108.2918132 (Town of Norwood, Colorado)
Nucla Statutory town Montrose 585 711 −17.72% 0.694 sq mi
1.797 km2  
843/sq mi
326/km2  
March 14, 1915 38°16′00″N 108°32′55″W / 38.2666869°N 108.5486946°W / 38.2666869; -108.5486946 (Town of Nucla, Colorado)
Nunn Statutory town Weld 504 416 +21.15% 3.964 sq mi
10.267 km2  
127.1/sq mi
49.1/km2  
March 28, 1908 40°42′50″N 104°47′20″W / 40.7137533°N 104.7888845°W / 40.7137533; -104.7888845 (Town of Nunn, Colorado)
Oak Creek Statutory town Routt 889 884 +0.57% 0.356 sq mi
0.922 km2  
2,497/sq mi
964/km2  
December 26, 1907 40°16′27″N 106°57′27″W / 40.2740492°N 106.9573639°W / 40.2740492; -106.9573639 (Town of Oak Creek, Colorado)
Olathe Statutory town Montrose 2,019 1,849 +9.19% 1.502 sq mi
3.890 km2  
1,344/sq mi
519/km2  
October 16, 1907 38°36′30″N 107°59′00″W / 38.6083842°N 107.9833002°W / 38.6083842; -107.9833002 (Town of Olathe, Colorado)
Olney Springs Statutory town Crowley 315 345 −8.70% 0.241 sq mi
0.623 km2  
1,310/sq mi
506/km2  
May 27, 1912 38°09′59″N 103°56′40″W / 38.1662739°N 103.9444914°W / 38.1662739; -103.9444914 (Town of Olney Springs, Colorado)
Ophir Home rule town San Miguel 197 159 +23.90% 0.235 sq mi
0.609 km2  
838/sq mi
323/km2  
1881 37°51′25″N 107°49′52″W / 37.8568103°N 107.8312422°W / 37.8568103; -107.8312422 (Town of Ophir, Colorado)
Orchard City Statutory town Delta 3,142 3,119 +0.74% 11.521 sq mi
29.840 km2  
273/sq mi
105/km2  
May 25, 1912 38°48′52″N 107°58′14″W / 38.8144416°N 107.9704667°W / 38.8144416; -107.9704667 (Town of Orchard City, Colorado)
OrdwayCounty seat Statutory town Crowley 1,066 1,080 −1.30% 0.771 sq mi
1.998 km2  
1,382/sq mi
534/km2  
September 4, 1900 38°13′15″N 103°45′24″W / 38.2208994°N 103.7566804°W / 38.2208994; -103.7566804 (Town of Ordway, Colorado)
Otis Statutory town Washington 511 475 +7.58% 0.413 sq mi
1.070 km2  
1,237/sq mi
478/km2  
March 27, 1917 40°09′00″N 102°57′44″W / 40.1501257°N 102.9621381°W / 40.1501257; -102.9621381 (Town of Otis, Colorado)
OurayCounty seat Home rule city Ouray 898 1,000 −10.20% 0.863 sq mi
2.234 km2  
1,041/sq mi
402/km2  
March 24, 1884 38°01′39″N 107°40′24″W / 38.0275433°N 107.6733483°W / 38.0275433; -107.6733483 (City of Ouray, Colorado)
Ovid Statutory town Sedgwick 271 318 −14.78% 0.156 sq mi
0.403 km2  
1,742/sq mi
672/km2  
December 21, 1925 40°57′39″N 102°23′18″W / 40.9607551°N 102.3883361°W / 40.9607551; -102.3883361 (Town of Ovid, Colorado)
Pagosa SpringsCounty seat Home rule town Archuleta 1,571 1,727 −9.03% 5.033 sq mi
13.036 km2  
312/sq mi
121/km2  
March 18, 1891 37°16′03″N 107°01′50″W / 37.2675191°N 107.0304978°W / 37.2675191; -107.0304978 (Town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado)
Palisade Statutory town Mesa 2,565 2,692 −4.72% 1.188 sq mi
3.078 km2  
2,158/sq mi
833/km2  
April 4, 1904 39°06′30″N 108°21′26″W / 39.1083286°N 108.3572737°W / 39.1083286; -108.3572737 (Town of Palisade, Colorado)
Palmer Lake Statutory town El Paso 2,636 2,420 +8.93% 3.049 sq mi
7.896 km2  
865/sq mi
334/km2  
March 12, 1889 39°06′55″N 104°54′22″W / 39.1152793°N 104.9059772°W / 39.1152793; -104.9059772 (Town of Palmer Lake, Colorado)
Paoli Statutory town Phillips 51 34 +50.00% 0.296 sq mi
0.766 km2  
172.4/sq mi
66.6/km2  
August 6, 1930 40°36′46″N 102°28′18″W / 40.6127642°N 102.4717581°W / 40.6127642; -102.4717581 (Town of Paoli, Colorado)
Paonia Statutory town Delta 1,447 1,451 −0.28% 0.821 sq mi
2.127 km2  
1,762/sq mi
680/km2  
September 3, 1902 38°52′11″N 107°35′31″W / 38.8698076°N 107.5919718°W / 38.8698076; -107.5919718 (Town of Paonia, Colorado)
Parachute Home rule town Garfield 1,390 1,085 +28.11% 1.806 sq mi
4.679 km2  
769/sq mi
297/km2  
April 1, 1908[as] 39°27′03″N 108°03′11″W / 39.4507959°N 108.0530564°W / 39.4507959; -108.0530564 (Town of Parachute, Colorado)
Parker Home rule town Douglas 58,512 45,297 +29.17% 22.335 sq mi
57.847 km2  
2,620/sq mi
1,011/km2  
May 1981 39°30′30″N 104°46′31″W / 39.5083311°N 104.7752893°W / 39.5083311; -104.7752893 (Town of Parker, Colorado)
Peetz Statutory town Logan 213 238 −10.50% 0.223 sq mi
0.578 km2  
954/sq mi
369/km2  
May 17, 1917 40°57′43″N 103°06′50″W / 40.9618226°N 103.1138091°W / 40.9618226; -103.1138091 (Town of Peetz, Colorado)
Pierce Statutory town Weld 1,097 834 +31.53% 1.858 sq mi
4.812 km2  
590/sq mi
228/km2  
August 30, 1918 40°38′28″N 104°46′13″W / 40.6411516°N 104.7702016°W / 40.6411516; -104.7702016 (Town of Pierce, Colorado)
Pitkin Statutory town Gunnison 72 66 +9.09% 0.258 sq mi
0.668 km2  
279/sq mi
108/km2  
April 5, 1880 38°36′31″N 106°30′54″W / 38.6087216°N 106.5149184°W / 38.6087216; -106.5149184 (Town of Pitkin, Colorado)
Platteville Statutory town Weld 2,955 2,485 +18.91% 3.073 sq mi
7.960 km2  
961/sq mi
371/km2  
January 1, 1887 40°13′19″N 104°50′03″W / 40.2220017°N 104.8340650°W / 40.2220017; -104.8340650 (Town of Platteville, Colorado)
Poncha Springs Statutory town Chaffee 925 737 +25.51% 2.984 sq mi
7.729 km2  
310/sq mi
120/km2  
December 16, 1880 38°30′51″N 106°05′39″W / 38.5140522°N 106.0942111°W / 38.5140522; -106.0942111 (Town of Poncha Springs, Colorado)
Pritchett Statutory town Baca 112 140 −20.00% 0.233 sq mi
0.604 km2  
480/sq mi
185/km2  
1923 37°22′12″N 102°51′31″W / 37.3700091°N 102.8587491°W / 37.3700091; -102.8587491 (Town of Pritchett, Colorado)
Pueblo[at]County seat Home rule city Pueblo 111,876 106,595 +4.95% 55.382 sq mi
143.439 km2  
2,020/sq mi
780/km2  
November 15, 1885 38°16′12″N 104°36′41″W / 38.2700603°N 104.6113382°W / 38.2700603; -104.6113382 (City of Pueblo, Colorado)
Ramah Statutory town El Paso 111 123 −9.76% 0.246 sq mi
0.637 km2  
451/sq mi
174/km2  
July 18, 1927 39°07′20″N 104°10′02″W / 39.1222365°N 104.1673391°W / 39.1222365; -104.1673391 (Town of Ramah, Colorado)
Rangely Statutory town Rio Blanco 2,299 2,365 −2.79% 4.304 sq mi
11.148 km2  
534/sq mi
206/km2  
August 27, 1946 40°05′10″N 108°46′46″W / 40.0861279°N 108.7794728°W / 40.0861279; -108.7794728 (Town of Rangely, Colorado)
Raymer[au] Statutory town Weld 110 96 +14.58% 0.784 sq mi
2.031 km2  
140.3/sq mi
54.2/km2  
1919 40°36′29″N 103°50′37″W / 40.6079568°N 103.8435760°W / 40.6079568; -103.8435760 (Town of Raymer, Colorado)
Red Cliff Statutory town Eagle 257 267 −3.75% 0.244 sq mi
0.632 km2  
1,053/sq mi
407/km2  
December 18, 1880 39°30′33″N 106°22′12″W / 39.5092822°N 106.3699448°W / 39.5092822; -106.3699448 (Town of Red Cliff, Colorado)
Rico Home rule town Dolores 288 265 +8.68% 0.678 sq mi
1.757 km2  
425/sq mi
164/km2  
February 25, 1880 37°41′21″N 108°01′54″W / 37.6890861°N 108.0316773°W / 37.6890861; -108.0316773 (Town of Rico, Colorado)
Ridgway Home rule town Ouray 1,183 924 +28.03% 1.848 sq mi
4.787 km2  
640/sq mi
247/km2  
April 2, 1891 38°09′26″N 107°45′17″W / 38.1571781°N 107.7545967°W / 38.1571781; -107.7545967 (Town of Ridgway, Colorado)
Rifle Home rule city Garfield 10,437 9,172 +13.79% 7.034 sq mi
18.219 km2  
1,484/sq mi
573/km2  
August 18, 1905 39°32′10″N 107°46′22″W / 39.5361979°N 107.7729133°W / 39.5361979; -107.7729133 (City of Rifle, Colorado)
Rockvale Statutory town Fremont 511 487 +4.93% 2.040 sq mi
5.283 km2  
250.5/sq mi
96.7/km2  
September 30, 1886 38°21′52″N 105°09′53″W / 38.3644026°N 105.1646078°W / 38.3644026; -105.1646078 (Town of Rockvale, Colorado)
Rocky Ford Statutory city Otero 3,876 3,957 −2.05% 1.679 sq mi
4.348 km2  
2,309/sq mi
891/km2  
August 19, 1887 38°03′00″N 103°43′21″W / 38.0499584°N 103.7224304°W / 38.0499584; -103.7224304 (City of Rocky Ford, Colorado)
Romeo Statutory town Conejos 302 404 −25.25% 0.233 sq mi
0.604 km2  
1,295/sq mi
500/km2  
September 4, 1923 37°10′19″N 105°59′07″W / 37.1718223°N 105.9854148°W / 37.1718223; -105.9854148 (Town of Romeo, Colorado)
Rye Statutory town Pueblo 206 153 +34.64% 0.094 sq mi
0.244 km2  
2,187/sq mi
844/km2  
November 22, 1937 37°55′17″N 104°55′55″W / 37.9212833°N 104.9319349°W / 37.9212833; -104.9319349 (Town of Rye, Colorado)
Saguache[av]County seat Statutory town Saguache 539 485 +11.13% 0.394 sq mi
1.021 km2  
1,367/sq mi
528/km2  
August 13, 1891 38°05′11″N 106°08′28″W / 38.0862704°N 106.1410529°W / 38.0862704; -106.1410529 (Town of Saguache, Colorado)
SalidaCounty seat Statutory city Chaffee 5,666 5,236 +8.21% 2.792 sq mi
7.230 km2  
2,030/sq mi
784/km2  
March 23, 1891 38°31′48″N 105°59′52″W / 38.5298784°N 105.9979157°W / 38.5298784; -105.9979157 (City of Salida, Colorado)
San Luis[aw]County seat Statutory town Costilla 598 629 −4.93% 0.567 sq mi
1.468 km2  
1,055/sq mi
407/km2  
1885 37°12′09″N 105°25′21″W / 37.2023749°N 105.4225062°W / 37.2023749; -105.4225062 (Town of San Luis, Colorado)
Sanford Home rule town Conejos 879 879 0.00% 1.460 sq mi
3.782 km2  
602/sq mi
232/km2  
April 9, 1907 37°15′27″N 105°54′03″W / 37.2574068°N 105.9007664°W / 37.2574068; -105.9007664 (Town of Sanford, Colorado)
Sawpit Statutory town San Miguel 38 40 −5.00% 0.030 sq mi
0.078 km2  
1,262/sq mi
487/km2  
1896 37°59′41″N 108°00′08″W / 37.9947175°N 108.0021356°W / 37.9947175; -108.0021356 (Town of Sawpit, Colorado)
Sedgwick Statutory town Sedgwick 172 146 +17.81% 0.389 sq mi
1.008 km2  
442/sq mi
171/km2  
January 28, 1918 40°56′08″N 102°31′32″W / 40.9355117°N 102.5256366°W / 40.9355117; -102.5256366 (Town of Sedgwick, Colorado)
Seibert Statutory town Kit Carson 172 181 −4.97% 0.343 sq mi
0.888 km2  
502/sq mi
194/km2  
June 21, 1917 39°17′53″N 102°52′10″W / 39.2979670°N 102.8695241°W / 39.2979670; -102.8695241 (Town of Seibert, Colorado)
Severance Statutory town Weld 7,683 3,165 +142.75% 9.098 sq mi
23.563 km2  
844/sq mi
326/km2  
November 20, 1920 40°31′36″N 104°51′54″W / 40.5265294°N 104.8650115°W / 40.5265294; -104.8650115 (Town of Severance, Colorado)
Sheridan Home rule city Arapahoe 6,105 5,664 +7.79% 2.223 sq mi
5.758 km2  
2,746/sq mi
1,060/km2  
April 1, 1890 39°38′48″N 105°01′06″W / 39.6467992°N 105.0181965°W / 39.6467992; -105.0181965 (City of Sheridan, Colorado)
Sheridan Lake Statutory town Kiowa 55 88 −37.50% 0.311 sq mi
0.804 km2  
177.2/sq mi
68.4/km2  
June 11, 1951 38°28′00″N 102°17′40″W / 38.4667098°N 102.2943993°W / 38.4667098; -102.2943993 (Town of Sheridan Lake, Colorado)
Silt Home rule town Garfield 3,536 2,930 +20.68% 1.655 sq mi
4.287 km2  
2,136/sq mi
825/km2  
May 19, 1915 39°32′54″N 107°39′12″W / 39.5482928°N 107.6533016°W / 39.5482928; -107.6533016 (Town of Silt, Colorado)
Silver Cliff Statutory town Custer 609 587 +3.75% 15.458 sq mi
40.035 km2  
39.4/sq mi
15.2/km2  
February 10, 1879 38°07′13″N 105°24′37″W / 38.1203925°N 105.4103870°W / 38.1203925; -105.4103870 (Town of Silver Cliff, Colorado)
Silver Plume Statutory town Clear Creek 207 170 +21.76% 0.259 sq mi
0.670 km2  
800/sq mi
309/km2  
September 24, 1880 39°41′44″N 105°43′35″W / 39.6956910°N 105.7264455°W / 39.6956910; -105.7264455 (Town of Silver Plume, Colorado)
Silverthorne Home rule town Summit 4,402 3,887 +13.25% 4.001 sq mi
10.363 km2  
1,100/sq mi
425/km2  
September 5, 1967 39°39′22″N 106°05′13″W / 39.6561964°N 106.0868700°W / 39.6561964; -106.0868700 (Town of Silverthorne, Colorado)
SilvertonCounty seat Statutory town San Juan 622 637 −2.35% 0.835 sq mi
2.162 km2  
745/sq mi
288/km2  
November 15, 1885 37°48′39″N 107°39′53″W / 37.8108739°N 107.6647429°W / 37.8108739; -107.6647429 (Town of Silverton, Colorado)
Simla Statutory town Elbert 601 618 −2.75% 0.616 sq mi
1.596 km2  
975/sq mi
377/km2  
January 15, 1913 39°08′27″N 104°04′57″W / 39.1407399°N 104.0823701°W / 39.1407399; -104.0823701 (Town of Simla, Colorado)
Snowmass Village Home rule town Pitkin 3,096 2,826 +9.55% 27.782 sq mi
71.955 km2  
111.4/sq mi
43.0/km2  
1977 39°13′16″N 106°56′21″W / 39.2211564°N 106.9391880°W / 39.2211564; -106.9391880 (Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado)
South Fork Statutory town Rio Grande 510 386 +32.12% 2.498 sq mi
6.470 km2  
204.2/sq mi
78.8/km2  
May 19, 1992 37°40′09″N 106°38′30″W / 37.6691025°N 106.6417782°W / 37.6691025; -106.6417782 (Town of South Fork, Colorado)
SpringfieldCounty seat Statutory town Baca 1,325 1,451 −8.68% 1.126 sq mi
2.917 km2  
1,176/sq mi
454/km2  
January 16, 1889 37°24′18″N 102°37′08″W / 37.4049137°N 102.6188979°W / 37.4049137; -102.6188979 (Town of Springfield, Colorado)
Starkville Statutory town Las Animas 62 59 +5.08% 0.073 sq mi
0.189 km2  
850/sq mi
328/km2  
March 2, 1954 37°07′01″N 104°31′24″W / 37.1168261°N 104.5232956°W / 37.1168261; -104.5232956 (Town of Starkville, Colorado)
Steamboat Springs[ax]County seat Home rule city Routt 13,224 12,088 +9.40% 9.888 sq mi
25.609 km2  
1,337/sq mi
516/km2  
July 19, 1900 40°28′40″N 106°49′27″W / 40.4776969°N 106.8242966°W / 40.4776969; -106.8242966 (City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
Sterling[ay]County seat Home rule city Logan 13,735 14,777 −7.05% 7.583 sq mi
19.641 km2  
1,811/sq mi
699/km2  
December 3, 1884 40°37′14″N 103°11′33″W / 40.6204828°N 103.1925090°W / 40.6204828; -103.1925090 (City of Sterling, Colorado)
Stratton Statutory town Kit Carson 656 658 −0.30% 0.514 sq mi
1.331 km2  
1,277/sq mi
493/km2  
April 15, 1917 39°18′10″N 102°36′12″W / 39.3028841°N 102.6034704°W / 39.3028841; -102.6034704 (Town of Stratton, Colorado)
Sugar City Statutory town Crowley 259 258 +0.39% 0.385 sq mi
0.997 km2  
673/sq mi
260/km2  
July 2, 1900 38°13′58″N 103°39′48″W / 38.2327735°N 103.6633120°W / 38.2327735; -103.6633120 (Town of Sugar City, Colorado)
Superior Statutory town Boulder,
Jefferson
13,094 12,483 +4.89% 3.933 sq mi
10.186 km2  
3,329/sq mi
1,285/km2  
June 10, 1904 39°56′02″N 105°09′32″W / 39.9339857°N 105.1588125°W / 39.9339857; -105.1588125 (Town of Superior, Colorado)
Swink Statutory town Otero 604 617 −2.11% 0.280 sq mi
0.725 km2  
2,158/sq mi
833/km2  
June 6, 1906 38°00′51″N 103°37′41″W / 38.0140683°N 103.6281624°W / 38.0140683; -103.6281624 (Town of Swink, Colorado)
TellurideCounty seat Home rule town San Miguel 2,607 2,325 +12.13% 2.222 sq mi
5.755 km2  
1,173/sq mi
453/km2  
February 10, 1887[az] 37°56′11″N 107°49′37″W / 37.9363338°N 107.8268456°W / 37.9363338; -107.8268456 (Town of Telluride, Colorado)
Thornton Home rule city Adams,
Weld
141,867 118,772 +19.44% 35.924 sq mi
93.043 km2  
3,949/sq mi
1,525/km2  
June 12, 1956 39°55′11″N 104°56′38″W / 39.9196775°N 104.9438150°W / 39.9196775; -104.9438150 (City of Thornton, Colorado)
Timnath Home rule town Larimer 6,487 625 +937.92% 6.565 sq mi
17.004 km2  
988/sq mi
381/km2  
July 6, 1920 40°32′02″N 104°57′44″W / 40.5337692°N 104.9623021°W / 40.5337692; -104.9623021 (Town of Timnath, Colorado)
TrinidadCounty seat Home rule city Las Animas 8,329 9,096 −8.43% 9.385 sq mi
24.306 km2  
888/sq mi
343/km2  
December 30, 1879 37°10′30″N 104°29′27″W / 37.1750385°N 104.4907899°W / 37.1750385; -104.4907899 (City of Trinidad, Colorado)
Two Buttes Statutory town Baca 34 43 −20.93% 0.248 sq mi
0.642 km2  
137.2/sq mi
53.0/km2  
October 19, 1911 37°33′38″N 102°23′48″W / 37.5606642°N 102.3965556°W / 37.5606642; -102.3965556 (Town of Two Buttes, Colorado)
Vail Home rule town Eagle 4,835 5,305 −8.86% 4.706 sq mi
12.188 km2  
1,027/sq mi
397/km2  
1966 39°38′19″N 106°21′40″W / 39.6385310°N 106.3611298°W / 39.6385310; -106.3611298 (Town of Vail, Colorado)
Victor Statutory city Teller 379 397 −4.53% 0.287 sq mi
0.744 km2  
1,319/sq mi
509/km2  
July 16, 1894 38°42′31″N 105°08′31″W / 38.7087383°N 105.1418865°W / 38.7087383; -105.1418865 (City of Victor, Colorado)
Vilas Statutory town Baca 98 114 −14.04% 0.128 sq mi
0.331 km2  
767/sq mi
296/km2  
June 25, 1888 37°22′25″N 102°26′51″W / 37.3736643°N 102.4474163°W / 37.3736643; -102.4474163 (Town of Vilas, Colorado)
Vona Statutory town Kit Carson 95 106 −10.38% 0.221 sq mi
0.573 km2  
429/sq mi
166/km2  
August 9, 1919 39°18′08″N 102°44′36″W / 39.3021195°N 102.7433516°W / 39.3021195; -102.7433516 (Town of Vona, Colorado)
WaldenCounty seat Statutory town Jackson 606 608 −0.33% 0.335 sq mi
0.868 km2  
1,808/sq mi
698/km2  
December 2, 1890 40°43′54″N 106°16′53″W / 40.7315840°N 106.2813362°W / 40.7315840; -106.2813362 (Town of Walden, Colorado)
WalsenburgCounty seat Statutory city Huerfano 3,049 3,068 −0.62% 2.990 sq mi
7.743 km2  
1,020/sq mi
394/km2  
June 16, 1873 37°37′50″N 104°46′54″W / 37.6305976°N 104.7817194°W / 37.6305976; -104.7817194 (City of Walsenburg, Colorado)
Walsh Statutory town Baca 543 546 −0.55% 0.447 sq mi
1.158 km2  
1,214/sq mi
469/km2  
July 19, 1928 37°23′10″N 102°16′48″W / 37.3861073°N 102.2799334°W / 37.3861073; -102.2799334 (Town of Walsh, Colorado)
Ward Home rule town Boulder 128 150 −14.67% 0.536 sq mi
1.387 km2  
239.0/sq mi
92.3/km2  
June 9, 1896 40°04′20″N 105°30′50″W / 40.0721653°N 105.5138849°W / 40.0721653; -105.5138849 (Town of Ward, Colorado)
Wellington Statutory town Larimer 11,047 6,289 +75.66% 3.630 sq mi
9.401 km2  
3,043/sq mi
1,175/km2  
November 10, 1905 40°42′00″N 105°00′19″W / 40.6999916°N 105.0053396°W / 40.6999916; -105.0053396 (Town of Wellington, Colorado)
WestcliffeCounty seat Statutory town Custer 435 568 −23.42% 1.235 sq mi
3.198 km2  
352/sq mi
136/km2  
November 21, 1887 38°08′02″N 105°27′55″W / 38.1339440°N 105.4653972°W / 38.1339440; -105.4653972 (Town of Westcliffe, Colorado)
Westminster Home rule city Adams,
Jefferson
116,317 106,114 +9.62% 31.585 sq mi
81.806 km2  
3,683/sq mi
1,422/km2  
May 24, 1911 39°53′01″N 105°03′45″W / 39.8836899°N 105.0624530°W / 39.8836899; -105.0624530 (City of Westminster, Colorado)
Wheat Ridge Home rule city Jefferson 32,398 30,166 +7.40% 9.344 sq mi
24.200 km2  
3,467/sq mi
1,339/km2  
August 20, 1969 39°46′22″N 105°06′10″W / 39.7727597°N 105.1028550°W / 39.7727597; -105.1028550 (City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado)
Wiggins Statutory town Morgan 1,401 893 +56.89% 1.323 sq mi
3.426 km2  
1,059/sq mi
409/km2  
October 11, 1974 40°13′43″N 104°04′21″W / 40.2286756°N 104.0724666°W / 40.2286756; -104.0724666 (Town of Wiggins, Colorado)
Wiley Statutory town Prowers 437 405 +7.90% 0.311 sq mi
0.806 km2  
1,404/sq mi
542/km2  
January 28, 1909 38°09′19″N 102°43′09″W / 38.1553240°N 102.7191832°W / 38.1553240; -102.7191832 (Town of Wiley, Colorado)
Williamsburg Statutory town Fremont 731 662 +10.42% 3.532 sq mi
9.148 km2  
207.0/sq mi
79.9/km2  
April 7, 1888 38°23′02″N 105°10′16″W / 38.3839838°N 105.1709930°W / 38.3839838; -105.1709930 (Town of Williamsburg, Colorado)
Windsor Home rule town Weld,
Larimer
32,716 18,644 +75.48% 25.629 sq mi
66.379 km2  
1,277/sq mi
493/km2  
April 15, 1890 40°28′08″N 104°55′12″W / 40.4689215°N 104.9198766°W / 40.4689215; -104.9198766 (Town of Windsor, Colorado)
Winter Park Home rule town Grand 1,033 999 +3.40% 16.889 sq mi
43.743 km2  
61.2/sq mi
23.6/km2  
September 1, 1979 39°52′43″N 105°46′58″W / 39.8784724°N 105.7828431°W / 39.8784724; -105.7828431 (Town of Winter Park, Colorado)
Woodland Park Home rule city Teller 7,920 7,200 +10.00% 6.611 sq mi
17.123 km2  
1,198/sq mi
463/km2  
June 6, 1891 38°59′55″N 105°03′34″W / 38.9984994°N 105.0593693°W / 38.9984994; -105.0593693 (City of Woodland Park, Colorado)
WrayCounty seat Home rule city Yuma 2,358 2,342 +0.68% 3.479 sq mi
9.010 km2  
678/sq mi
262/km2  
June 22, 1906 40°04′48″N 102°13′42″W / 40.0800939°N 102.2283552°W / 40.0800939; -102.2283552 (City of Wray, Colorado)
Yampa Statutory town Routt 399 429 −6.99% 0.240 sq mi
0.622 km2  
1,661/sq mi
641/km2  
February 25, 1907 40°09′11″N 106°54′31″W / 40.1530069°N 106.9086322°W / 40.1530069; -106.9086322 (Town of Yampa, Colorado)
Yuma Home rule city Yuma 3,456 3,524 −1.93% 3.172 sq mi
8.214 km2  
1,090/sq mi
421/km2  
March 24, 1887 40°07′25″N 102°42′58″W / 40.1234821°N 102.7161231°W / 40.1234821; -102.7161231 (City of Yuma, Colorado)
All 272 municipalities 4,299,942 3,671,234 +17.13% 1,969.0 sq mi
5,099.8 km2  
2,184/sq mi
843/km2  
February 28, 1861[ba]
August 1, 1876[bb]
38°59′50″N 105°32′52″W / 38.9972°N 105.5478°W / 38.9972; -105.5478 (State of Colorado)

Municipalities in multiple counties

The following table contains the 2020 population of each of the 21 active incorporated municipalities that currently extend into more than one Colorado county.

Colorado municipalities in multiple counties

Municipality[1] 2020 Census[3]
Total County by county %
Arvada 124,402 Jefferson 121,510 98%
Adams 2,892 2%
Aurora 386,261 Arapahoe 336,035 87%
Adams 47,720 12%
Douglas 2,506 1%
Basalt 3,984 Eagle 2,917 73%
Pitkin 1,067 27%
Bennett 2,862 Adams 2,443 85%
Arapahoe 419 15%
Berthoud 10,332 Larimer 10,071 97%
Weld 261 3%
Bow Mar 853 Arapahoe 587 69%
Jefferson 266 31%
BrightonCounty seat 40,083 Adams[m] 39,718 99%
Weld 365 1%
Center 1,929 Saguache 1,885 98%
Rio Grande 44 2%
Central CityCounty seat 779 Gilpin[t] 779 100%
Clear Creek 0 0%
Erie 30,038 Weld 17,387 58%
Boulder 12,651 42%
Green Mountain Falls 646 El Paso 622 96%
Teller 24 4%
Johnstown 17,303 Weld 12,547 73%
Larimer 4,756 27%
LittletonCounty seat 45,652 Arapahoe[aq] 42,702 94%
Jefferson 2,310 5%
Douglas 640 1%
Lochbuie 8,088 Weld 8,087 99.99%
Adams 1 0.01%
Longmont 98,885 Boulder 97,587 99%
Weld 1,298 1%
Northglenn 38,131 Adams 38,106 99.93%
Weld 25 0.07%
Superior 13,094 Boulder 13,094 100%
Jefferson 0 0%
Thornton 141,867 Adams 141,867 100%
Weld 0 0%
Timnath 6,487 Larimer 6,482 99.92%
Weld 5 0.08%
Westminster 116,317 Adams 71,240 61%
Jefferson 45,077 39%
Windsor 32,716 Weld 24,997 76%
Larimer 7,719 24%

Population estimates

United States Census Bureau population estimates for July 1, 2021 are in included in the Population history of Colorado municipalities.

With a 2021 population of 711,463 residents, the City and County of Denver remains the most populous municipality in Colorado, while the Town of Carbonate still has no year-round residents.[bc] Colorado now has 13 municipalities with more than 100,000 residents, and 17 with fewer than 100 residents.[bc]

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ Three Colorado county seats: Brighton, Central City, and Littleton, extend into adjacent counties.[1][10]
  2. ^ The unincorporated community of Conejos, a census-designated place (CDP), is the seat of Conejos County. Conejos is the last unincorporated county seat in Colorado.[10]
  3. ^ Detailed municipal maps are available at CDOT map search.[11]
  4. ^ Ault was originally incorporated in 1904 as the Town of Bergdorf.[1]
  5. ^ The City of Aurora is the 51st most populous U.S. municipality.[13]
  6. ^ The City of Aurora is a principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  7. ^ Aurora was originally incorporated in 1903 as the Town of Fletcher.[1]
  8. ^ Bonanza was originally incorporated in 1881 as the Town of Bonanza City.[1]
  9. ^ The City of Boulder is the principal city of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  10. ^ Boulder was originally incorporated by the Territory of Colorado in 1871 as the City of Boulder City.[1]
  11. ^ The Town of Breckenridge is the principal city of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  12. ^ Breckenridge was founded in November 1859 and named for prospector Thomas Breckenridge. In 1860, the spelling of the town's name was changed to Breckinridge in honor of U.S. Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge.[15] When Breckinridge accepted a commission as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in 1861, the town promptly changed its name back to the original Breckenridge.[16]
  13. ^ a b The City of Brighton is the seat of Adams County, but extends into Weld County.[1][10]
  14. ^ As a consolidated city and county, the City and County of Broomfield is its own county seat.[1][10]
  15. ^ The City and County of Broomfield was consolidated on November 15, 2001.[1]
  16. ^ The City of Cañon City is a principal city of the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  17. ^ The Town of Carbonate has had no year-round population since the 1890 United States Census.[3]
  18. ^ The City of Castle Pines is the youngest Colorado municipality. The City of Castle Pines North was incorporated on November 6, 2007. An election on November 2, 2010, changed the name to the City of Castle Pines.[1]
  19. ^ Central City uses the municipal title City of Central.[1]
  20. ^ a b The City of Central is the seat of Gilpin County, but extends into an uninhabited area of Clear Creek County.[1][10]
  21. ^ The Town of Coal Creek should not be confused with the Coal Creek CDP.
  22. ^ The City of Colorado Springs is the 40th most populous U.S. municipality.[13]
  23. ^ The City of Colorado Springs is the principal city of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  24. ^ Commerce City was originally incorporated in 1952 as the Town of Commerce Town.[1]
  25. ^ The City of Craig is a principal city of the Craig, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  26. ^ Creede uses the official title City of Creede despite its status as a Colorado statutory town.[1]
  27. ^ The City and County of Denver is the 19th most populous U.S. municipality.[13]
  28. ^ The City and County of Denver is the principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  29. ^ Denver has retained its “Mile-High City” elevation of 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) despite advances in scientific measurement. When the National Geodetic Survey makes adjustments to the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD), the State of Colorado moves the official mile-high elevation point up or down the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol to reflect the changes. Most of Denver actually lies above this elevation.[17]
  30. ^ As a consolidated city and county, the City and County of Denver is its own county seat.[1]
  31. ^ Denver is the oldest Colorado municipality. The Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson granted a charter to the consolidated City of Denver, Auraria, and Highland on December 3, 1859.[18] The Territory of Colorado reincorporated the city as the City of Denver City on November 7, 1861.[1] In 1864, the city shortened its name to the City of Denver.[19] The City and County of Denver was consolidated on November 15, 1902.[1]
  32. ^ Dinosaur was originally incorporated in 1947 as the Town of Artesia.[1]
  33. ^ The City of Durango is the principal city of the Durango, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  34. ^ The City of Fort Collins is the principal city of the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  35. ^ The City of Fort Morgan is the principal city of the Fort Morgan, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  36. ^ The City of Glenwood Springs is a principal city of the Glenwood Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  37. ^ Golden was originally incorporated by the Territory of Colorado in 1871 as the City of Golden City.[1]
  38. ^ The City of Grand Junction is the principal city of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  39. ^ The City of Greeley is the principal city of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  40. ^ Ignacio is the headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.[20]
  41. ^ The City of Lakewood is a principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  42. ^ LaSalle was originally incorporated in 1910 as the Town of La Salle.[1]
  43. ^ a b The City of Littleton is the seat of Arapahoe County, but extends into both Jefferson and Douglas counties.[1][10]
  44. ^ The City of Montrose is the principal city of the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  45. ^ Parachute was originally incorporated in 1908 as the Town of Grand Valley.[1]
  46. ^ The City of Pueblo is the principal city of the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  47. ^ Raymer is served by the New Raymer post office, creating some confusion about the town's name.[21]
  48. ^ The name "Saguache" is pronounced /səˈwæ/. This name comes from the Ute language noun "sawup" /səˈwʌp/ meaning "sand dunes". The Spanish language version of this name is usually spelled "Saguache", while the English language version is usually spelled "Sawatch".[12]
  49. ^ San Luis de la Culebra was settled on April 9, 1851, making San Luis the oldest continuously occupied community in the Colorado.[22]
  50. ^ The City of Steamboat Springs is the principal city of the Steamboat Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area.[14]
  51. ^ The City of Sterling is the principal city of the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[14]
  52. ^ Telluride was originally incorporated in 1887 as the Town of Columbia.[1]
  53. ^ On February 28, 1861, U.S. President James Buchanan signed An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory of Colorado,[23] creating the free Territory of Colorado.
  54. ^ On August 1, 1976, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant certified that the conditions of the Colorado Enabling Act had been fulfilled and issued Proclamation 230 — Admission of Colorado into the Union.[24] The Territory of Colorado became the State of Colorado, the 38th U.S. state.
  55. ^ a b c United States Census Bureau estimates of municipal population as of July 1, 2021[25]
  56. ^ Denver the most populous city within a 560 miles (900 km) radius.[13][26]

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Coordinates: 38°59′50″N 105°32′52″W / 38.9972°N 105.5478°W / 38.9972; -105.5478 (State of Colorado)