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24/7 Wall St.: Fastest Growing Cities in America

4. Denver, Colo.

Change in population: 3.3%
Population 7/11: 619,968
Population 4/10: 600,008
Average annual city unemployment (2011): 9.1%
Increase in jobs (2010 to 2011): 18,100 (1.5%)

Denver’s population increased by 19,960 between 2010 and 2011, and it has outpaced the national growth rate for the past eight decades. According to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, much of this population growth is from the in-migration of educated people. In Denver, 40.2% of residents 25 years of age and older have bachelor’s degree or higher.

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