Did you realize Colorado's population has grown to nearly 6 million people?

By most accounts, Colorado is not a cheap place to live, yet, it seems people keep flocking to the Centennial State. It could be due to the great outdoor life we have, and some of it may be because of Colorado's beauty. It might be because of the open herbal market in the state. Who knows?

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But, the state is growing, and along with it many of its cities and towns. At last check, Colorado had 27 incorporated towns with a population of at least 25,000 people. Not surprising is that most of these are on the front range and many are suburbs of Denver. Only one of these "large" towns is on the western slope. Hmm ... I wonder which one that could be.

I have a list of the 27 incorporated towns in Colorado that have a population of at least 25,000 people. Before you look, take a moment and see how many you can name.

27 Cities In Colorado With A Population of At Least 25,000

The state of Colorado is nearing a population of 6 million. The state has 272 incorporated municipalities ranging in size from over 700,000 to fewer than 10. Obviously, the state's population center is the front range from Pueblo north to Fort Collins, and that's where you will find most of Colorado's incorporated towns with populations of at least 25,000 people. How many can you name? Here is a list of Colorado municipalities with at least 25,000 people.

LOOK: Full List of the Best Places to Live in Colorado

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Colorado using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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