Keeping Track of the Joneses

Feb 20, 2018 | Uncategorized

GOVERNING “is the nation’s leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders.” On GOVERNING’s website there is a tool that shows population migration between various parts of the country. You can find it here.

A look at Larimer County information shows some interesting things for the 2014-15 period (the latest data available). In that period

  • 14,824 people moved into Larimer County, 11,576 moved out, net 3,248
  • $477,180,000 of gross income came in, $365,276,000 gross income left, net of $111,904,000 gross income
  • 8,467 people came here from other states, 5,394 left to other states, net 3,073
  • 6,194 came to Larimer from other parts of Colorado, 6,046 Larimer residents move to other parts of Colorado
  • 2,141 people moved from Weld to Larimer, 2,485 moved from Larimer to Weld, net Weld 344. But in the exchange, $94,468,000 of gross income left Weld for Larimer while $69,177,000 left Larimer for Weld. Net Larimer $25,291,000
  • 940 people moved from Boulder to Larimer, 720 moved from Larimer to Boulder, net Larimer 220. In the exchange, $36,503,000 gross income left Boulder to Larimer and $20,034,000 left Larimer for Boulder. Net Larimer $16,469,000
  • 414 people left Denver for Larimer, 475 people left Larimer for Denver, net Denver 61. In the exchange, $13,263,000 gross income left Denver, $18,197,000 left Larimer. Net Denver $4,934,000.

Another interesting set of data is contained in a story from Brookings Institution. It is titled “Where do the most educated millennials live?” Denver and Colorado land in the top 10 for cities and states.