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Denver’s suburbs will be home to a more ethnically diverse population and a lot more aging Baby Boomers by 2040, even as the metro area’s growth slows from the torrid pace it has kept since the 1990s.

“Age is an important factor,” State Demographer Elizabeth Garner said of older people, adding that Colorado as a whole saw the second-fastest growth rate of seniors in the nation last decade. “These folks aren’t leaving — they’re staying here.”

Despite metro Denver’s slower growth over the next 20 years, it is still expected to see another 1.1 million people settling down and calling it home during that time. And a lot of those new additions will be people of color, continuing a trend that is already underway.

Full Story via John Aguliar, The Denver Post

Denver’s changing suburbs: The future is older and more racially and ethnically diverse

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