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City Skyline of Denver with Logo of Colorado State University Extension and Text: Photo Courtesy of Visit Denver

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Metropolitan Areas in Colorado (definition of metropolitan) with links to the local Cooperative Extension office:

Notes:
MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area
(#) = Rural-Urban Continuum Code

 

Greater than 1 million population (1)

MSA: Denver – Aurora – Lakewood

Principal Cities: Aurora, Broomfield, Denver, Lakewood
MSA Counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park

 

250,000 to 1 million population (2)

MSA: Boulder

Principal Cities: Boulder
MSA Counties: Boulder

MSA: Colorado Springs

Principal Cities: Colorado Springs
MSA Counties: El Paso, Teller

MSA: Fort Collins

Principal Cities: Fort Collins
MSA Counties: Larimer

MSA: Greeley

Principal Cities: Greeley
MSA Counties: Weld

 

Fewer than 250,000 population (3)

MSA: Grand Junction

Principal Cities: Grand Junction
MSA Counties: Mesa

MSA: Pueblo

Principal Cities: Pueblo
MSA Counties: Pueblo