List of municipalities in Colorado

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The U.S. State of Colorado has 273 active municipalities, comprising 198 towns, 73 cities, and two consolidated city and county governments. The City and County of Denver, the state capital, is the oldest municipality in Colorado. On December 3, 1859, the extralegal Territory of Jefferson granted a charter to the consolidated City of Denver, Auraria, and Highland. The Town of Keystone, incorporated on February 8, 2024, is the newest Colorado municipality.

Colorado municipalities range in population from the City and County of Denver with a 2020 population of 715,522, to the Town of Carbonate, which has had no year-round population since the 1890 Census due to its severe winter weather and difficult access. The City of Black Hawk with a 2020 population of 127 is the least populous Colorado city, while the Town of Castle Rock with a 2020 population of 73,158 is the most populous Colorado town.

At the 2020 United States Census, 4,299,942 of the 5,773,714 Colorado residents (74.47%) lived in one of the 271 municipalities active at the time. Another 714,417 residents (12.37%) lived in one of the 210 census-designated places, while the remaining 759,355 residents (13.15%) lived in the many rural and mountainous areas of the state.

In 2020, only 1,968 square miles (5,097 km2) of Colorado's 103,642 square miles (268,431 km2) of land area (1.90%) were incorporated in the 271 active municipalities. The City of Colorado Springs with 195 square miles (506 km2) of land area was the most extensive municipality, while the Town of Sawpit with 19 acres (0.078 km2) of land area was the least extensive. The City of Glendale with a 2020 population density of 8,117 residents per square mile (3,134/km2) was the most densely populated municipality, while the Town of Bonanza with a 2020 population density of 38 residents per square mile (15/km2) was the least densely populated municipality after Carbonate.

Municipal government

Colorado municipalities operate under one of five types of municipal governing authority – consolidated city and county, home rule municipality (which may be either a city or a town), statutory city, statutory town, and territorial charter municipality. State law makes relatively few distinctions between a city and a town. The charter of a home rule municipality may designate either a city or town municipal title. In general, cities are more populous than towns, although long-term population changes may skew this considerably, as illustrated by the City of Black Hawk and the Town of Castle Rock.

Neither village nor civil township is a type of civil division in the State of Colorado. The cities of Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village and the towns of Log Lane Village, Mountain Village, and Snowmass Village have the word "village" at the end of their names.

Nineteen Colorado municipalities extend into two counties, while two cities – Aurora and Littleton – extend into three counties.

Consolidated city and county

In the State of Colorado, only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments. The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado; and Title 30, Article 11, Section 101 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Denver has an elected mayor and a city council of 13 members with 11 members elected from council districts and two members elected at large. The City and County of Broomfield operates under Article XX, Sections 10–13 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado. Broomfield has an appointed city and county manager, an elected mayor, and a city council of 11 members composed of the mayor and two members elected from each of five wards.

Home rule municipality

Colorado has 62 cities and 38 towns that are home rule municipalities, which are self-governing under Article 20 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado; Title 31, Article 1, Section 202 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; and the home rule charter of each municipality. The state-authorized home rule charter determines the form of government. Home rule gives local municipalities the power to make legislation relevant to their areas, exercising control over issues of local concern while minimizing state intervention in municipal affairs.

Statutory city

Colorado has 11 statutory cities that operate under Title 31, Article 1, Section 203 and Article 4, Section 100 or Section 200 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. A statutory city must have a population of at least 2,000 at the time of incorporation or reorganization, although three have lost population since. Statutory cities have an elected mayor and a city council composed of the mayor and two members elected from each ward. A statutory city may petition to reorganize as a Section 200 statutory city with an appointed city manager and a city council with two members elected from each ward and one member elected at large. The mayor may be the city council member elected at large or the city council may appoint a mayor.

Statutory town

Colorado has 159 statutory towns that operate under Title 31, Article 1, Section 203 and Article 4, Part 3 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The statutory town of Creede uses the official title "City of Creede". Garden City, Lake City, Orchard City, and Sugar City are statutory towns but use city at the end of their names.

Statutory towns have an elected mayor and a board of trustees composed of the mayor and four or six additional members elected at large. Colorado statutory cities and towns are limited to exercising powers that are granted by the state and are subject to provisions and limitations imposed by the state and are similar to villages in other states such as the villages of the State of New York.

Territorial charter municipality

The Town of Georgetown is the only municipality that still operates under a charter granted by the Territory of Colorado. The town operates under Article 14, Section 13 of the Charter & Constitution of the Colorado Territory enacted on January 28, 1868. The town mayor is called the police judge and the town council is called the board of selectmen.

Municipalities

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The 273 active municipalities of the State of Colorado
Municipality Type of government County Population 2020 land area 2020 population density Municipal website Date of incorporation Map Location
2020 2010 Change
Aguilar Statutory town Las Animas 456 538 −15.24% 0.392 sq mi
1.016 km2  
1162/sq mi
449/km2  
Town of Aguilar January 10, 1894 map 37°24′10″N 104°39′12″W / 37.4028°N 104.6533°W / 37.4028; -104.6533 (Town of Aguilar, Colorado)
Akron Statutory town Washington 1,757 1,702 +3.23% 2.772 sq mi
7.180 km2  
634/sq mi
245/km2  
Town of Akron September 22, 1887 map 40°09′38″N 103°12′52″W / 40.1605°N 103.2144°W / 40.1605; -103.2144 (Town of Akron, Colorado)
Alamosa Home rule city Alamosa 9,806 8,780 +11.69% 7.598 sq mi
19.679 km2  
1291/sq mi
498/km2  
City of Alamosa August 12, 1878 map 37°28′10″N 105°52′12″W / 37.4694°N 105.8700°W / 37.4694; -105.8700 (City of Alamosa, Colorado)
Alma Statutory town Park 296 270 +9.63% 0.434 sq mi
1.123 km2  
683/sq mi
264/km2  
Town of Alma December 2, 1873 map 39°17′02″N 106°03′46″W / 39.2839°N 106.0628°W / 39.2839; -106.0628 (Town of Alma, Colorado)
Antonito Statutory town Conejos 647 781 −17.16% 0.427 sq mi
1.105 km2  
1516/sq mi
586/km2  
Town of Antonito December 29, 1889 map 37°04′45″N 106°00′31″W / 37.0792°N 106.0086°W / 37.0792; -106.0086 (Town of Antonito, Colorado)
Arriba Statutory town Lincoln 202 193 +4.66% 0.499 sq mi
1.292 km2  
405/sq mi
156/km2  
Town of Arriba August 29, 1918 map 39°17′10″N 103°16′32″W / 39.2861°N 103.2755°W / 39.2861; -103.2755 (Town of Arriba, Colorado)
Arvada Home rule city Jefferson,
Adams
124,402 106,433 +16.88% 38.910 sq mi
100.776 km2  
3197/sq mi
1,234/km2  
City of Arvada August 24, 1904 map 39°48′10″N 105°05′15″W / 39.8028°N 105.0875°W / 39.8028; -105.0875 (City of Arvada, Colorado)
Aspen Home rule city Pitkin 7,004 6,658 +5.20% 3.858 sq mi
9.992 km2  
1815/sq mi
701/km2  
City of Aspen April 1, 1881 map 39°11′28″N 106°49′03″W / 39.1911°N 106.8175°W / 39.1911; -106.8175 (City of Aspen, Colorado)
Ault Statutory town Weld 1,887 1,519 +24.23% 1.728 sq mi
4.476 km2  
1092/sq mi
422/km2  
Town of Ault April 11, 1904 map 40°34′57″N 104°43′55″W / 40.5825°N 104.7319°W / 40.5825; -104.7319 (Town of Ault, Colorado)
Aurora Home rule city Arapahoe,
Adams,
Douglas
386,261 325,078 +18.82% 160.130 sq mi
414.734 km2  
2412/sq mi
931/km2  
City of Aurora May 5, 1903 map 39°43′46″N 104°49′55″W / 39.7294°N 104.8319°W / 39.7294; -104.8319 (City of Aurora, Colorado)
Avon Home rule town Eagle 6,072 6,447 −5.82% 8.349 sq mi
21.625 km2  
727/sq mi
281/km2  
Town of Avon February 24, 1978 map 39°37′53″N 106°31′20″W / 39.6314°N 106.5223°W / 39.6314; -106.5223 (Town of Avon, Colorado)
Basalt Home rule town Eagle,
Pitkin
3,984 3,857 +3.29% 1.991 sq mi
5.158 km2  
2000/sq mi
772/km2  
Town of Basalt August 26, 1901 map 39°22′08″N 107°01′58″W / 39.3689°N 107.0328°W / 39.3689; -107.0328 (Town of Basalt, Colorado)
Bayfield Statutory town La Plata 2,838 2,333 +21.65% 1.646 sq mi
4.264 km2  
1724/sq mi
666/km2  
Town of Bayfield August 18, 1906 map 37°13′32″N 107°35′53″W / 37.2256°N 107.5981°W / 37.2256; -107.5981 (Town of Bayfield, Colorado)
Bennett Statutory town Adams,
Arapahoe
2,862 2,308 +24.00% 5.795 sq mi
15.008 km2  
494/sq mi
191/km2  
Town of Bennett January 22, 1930 map 39°45′32″N 104°25′39″W / 39.7589°N 104.4275°W / 39.7589; -104.4275 (Town of Bennett, Colorado)
Berthoud Statutory town Larimer,
Weld
10,332 5,105 +102.39% 12.933 sq mi
33.497 km2  
799/sq mi
308/km2  
Town of Berthoud August 28, 1888 map 40°18′30″N 105°04′52″W / 40.3083°N 105.0811°W / 40.3083; -105.0811 (Town of Berthoud, Colorado)
Bethune Statutory town Kit Carson 183 237 −22.78% 0.162 sq mi
0.420 km2  
1128/sq mi
436/km2  
Town of Bethune June 10, 1926 map 39°18′15″N 102°25′29″W / 39.3042°N 102.4246°W / 39.3042; -102.4246 (Town of Bethune, Colorado)
Black Hawk Home rule city Gilpin 127 118 +7.63% 2.653 sq mi
6.871 km2  
47.9/sq mi
18.5/km2  
City of Black Hawk June 12, 1886 map 39°48′14″N 105°29′43″W / 39.8038°N 105.4952°W / 39.8038; -105.4952 (City of Black Hawk, Colorado)
Blanca Statutory town Costilla 322 385 −16.36% 1.833 sq mi
4.747 km2  
175.7/sq mi
67.8/km2  
Town of Blanca May 18, 1910 map 37°26′17″N 105°30′57″W / 37.4381°N 105.5158°W / 37.4381; -105.5158 (Town of Blanca, Colorado)
Blue River Statutory town Summit 877 849 +3.30% 2.463 sq mi
6.379 km2  
356/sq mi
137/km2  
Town of Blue River 1964 map 39°25′47″N 106°02′38″W / 39.4297°N 106.0439°W / 39.4297; -106.0439 (Town of Blue River, Colorado)
Bonanza Statutory town Saguache 17 16 +6.25% 0.437 sq mi
1.133 km2  
38.9/sq mi
15.0/km2  
Town of Bonanza January 13, 1881 map 38°17′41″N 106°08′32″W / 38.2947°N 106.1422°W / 38.2947; -106.1422 (Town of Bonanza, Colorado)
Boone Statutory town Pueblo 305 339 −10.03% 0.379 sq mi
0.981 km2  
805/sq mi
311/km2  
Town of Boone September 22, 1956 map 38°14′55″N 104°15′25″W / 38.2486°N 104.2569°W / 38.2486; -104.2569 (Town of Boone, Colorado)
Boulder Home rule city Boulder 108,250 97,385 +11.16% 26.327 sq mi
68.188 km2  
4112/sq mi
1,588/km2  
City of Boulder November 4, 1871 map 40°00′54″N 105°16′14″W / 40.0150°N 105.2705°W / 40.0150; -105.2705 (City of Boulder, Colorado)
Bow Mar Statutory town Arapahoe,
Jefferson
853 866 −1.50% 0.662 sq mi
1.714 km2  
1289/sq mi
498/km2  
Town of Bow Mar August 1958 map 39°37′42″N 105°03′00″W / 39.6283°N 105.0500°W / 39.6283; -105.0500 (Town of Bow Mar, Colorado)
Branson Statutory town Las Animas 57 74 −22.97% 0.245 sq mi
0.634 km2  
232.9/sq mi
89.9/km2  
Town of Branson March 26, 1921 map 37°01′03″N 103°53′04″W / 37.0175°N 103.8844°W / 37.0175; -103.8844 (Town of Branson, Colorado)
Breckenridge Home rule town Summit 5,078 4,540 +11.85% 6.047 sq mi
15.661 km2  
840/sq mi
324/km2  
Town of Breckenridge March 3, 1880 map 39°28′54″N 106°02′18″W / 39.4817°N 106.0384°W / 39.4817; -106.0384 (Town of Breckenridge, Colorado)
Brighton Home rule city Adams,
Weld
40,083 33,352 +20.18% 21.247 sq mi
55.030 km2  
1887/sq mi
728/km2  
City of Brighton September 1, 1887 map 39°59′07″N 104°49′14″W / 39.9853°N 104.8205°W / 39.9853; -104.8205 (City of Brighton, Colorado)
Brookside Statutory town Fremont 236 233 +1.29% 0.474 sq mi
1.227 km2  
498/sq mi
192/km2  
Town of Brookside 1913 map 38°24′55″N 105°11′31″W / 38.4153°N 105.1919°W / 38.4153; -105.1919 (Town of Brookside, Colorado)
Broomfield Consolidated city and county Broomfield 74,112 55,889 +32.61% 32.968 sq mi
85.387 km2  
2248/sq mi
868/km2  
City and County of Broomfield June 6, 1961 map 39°55′14″N 105°05′12″W / 39.9205°N 105.0867°W / 39.9205; -105.0867 (City and County of Broomfield, Colorado)
Brush Statutory city Morgan 5,339 5,463 −2.27% 2.831 sq mi
7.331 km2  
1886/sq mi
728/km2  
City of Brush November 24, 1884 map 40°15′32″N 103°37′26″W / 40.2589°N 103.6238°W / 40.2589; -103.6238 (City of Brush, Colorado)
Buena Vista Statutory town Chaffee 2,855 2,617 +9.09% 3.452 sq mi
8.942 km2  
827/sq mi
319/km2  
Town of Buena Vista November 8, 1879 map 38°50′32″N 106°07′52″W / 38.8422°N 106.1311°W / 38.8422; -106.1311 (Town of Buena Vista, Colorado)
Burlington Home rule city Kit Carson 3,172 4,254 −25.43% 2.152 sq mi
5.575 km2  
1474/sq mi
569/km2  
City of Burlington January 12, 1888 map 39°18′22″N 102°16′10″W / 39.3061°N 102.2694°W / 39.3061; -102.2694 (City of Burlington, Colorado)
Calhan Statutory town El Paso 762 780 −2.31% 0.828 sq mi
2.144 km2  
921/sq mi
355/km2  
Town of Calhan May 10, 1919 map 39°02′08″N 104°17′50″W / 39.0355°N 104.2972°W / 39.0355; -104.2972 (Town of Calhan, Colorado)
Campo Statutory town Baca 103 109 −5.50% 0.144 sq mi
0.374 km2  
713/sq mi
275/km2  
Town of Campo March 6, 1950 map 37°06′18″N 102°34′47″W / 37.1050°N 102.5796°W / 37.1050; -102.5796 (Town of Campo, Colorado)
Cañon City Home rule city Fremont 17,141 16,400 +4.52% 12.392 sq mi
32.095 km2  
1383/sq mi
534/km2  
City of Cañon City April 3, 1872 map 38°26′28″N 105°14′33″W / 38.4410°N 105.2424°W / 38.4410; -105.2424 (City of Cañon City, Colorado)
Carbonate Statutory town Garfield 0 0 NA 0.992 sq mi
2.569 km2  
0/sq mi
0/km2  
Town of Carbonate April 13, 1883 map 39°44′35″N 107°20′48″W / 39.7430°N 107.3467°W / 39.7430; -107.3467 (Town of Carbonate, Colorado)
Carbondale Home rule town Garfield 6,434 6,427 +0.11% 2.022 sq mi
5.237 km2  
3182/sq mi
1,229/km2  
Town of Carbondale April 26, 1888 map 39°24′08″N 107°12′40″W / 39.4022°N 107.2112°W / 39.4022; -107.2112 (Town of Carbondale, Colorado)
Castle Pines Home rule city Douglas 11,036 10,360 +6.53% 9.594 sq mi
24.849 km2  
1150/sq mi
444/km2  
City of Castle Pines November 6, 2007 map 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W / 39.4717°N 104.8948°W / 39.4717; -104.8948 (City of Castle Pines, Colorado)
Castle Rock Home rule town Douglas 73,158 48,231 +51.68% 34.290 sq mi
88.811 km2  
2134/sq mi
824/km2  
Town of Castle Rock May 17, 1881 map 39°22′20″N 104°51′22″W / 39.3722°N 104.8561°W / 39.3722; -104.8561 (Town of Castle Rock, Colorado)
Cedaredge Home rule town Delta 2,279 2,253 +1.15% 1.961 sq mi
5.078 km2  
1162/sq mi
449/km2  
Town of Cedaredge May 2, 1907 map 38°54′06″N 107°55′35″W / 38.9016°N 107.9265°W / 38.9016; -107.9265 (Town of Cedaredge, Colorado)
Centennial Home rule city Arapahoe 108,418 100,377 +8.01% 29.721 sq mi
76.976 km2  
3648/sq mi
1,408/km2  
City of Centennial February 7, 2001 map 39°34′45″N 104°52′37″W / 39.5792°N 104.8769°W / 39.5792; -104.8769 (City of Centennial, Colorado)
Center Statutory town Saguache,
Rio Grande
1,929 2,230 −13.50% 0.864 sq mi
2.238 km2  
2232/sq mi
862/km2  
Town of Center January 18, 1907 map 37°45′11″N 106°06′31″W / 37.7531°N 106.1086°W / 37.7531; -106.1086 (Town of Center, Colorado)
Central City Home rule city Gilpin,
Clear Creek
779 663 +17.50% 2.160 sq mi
5.594 km2  
361/sq mi
139/km2  
City of Central June 12, 1886 map 39°48′07″N 105°30′51″W / 39.8019°N 105.5142°W / 39.8019; -105.5142 (City of Central, Colorado)
Cheraw Statutory town Otero 237 252 −5.95% 0.180 sq mi
0.467 km2  
1314/sq mi
507/km2  
Town of Cheraw April 17, 1917 map 38°06′25″N 103°30′37″W / 38.1070°N 103.5102°W / 38.1070; -103.5102 (Town of Cheraw, Colorado)
Cherry Hills Village Home rule city Arapahoe 6,442 5,987 +7.60% 6.201 sq mi
16.061 km2  
1039/sq mi
401/km2  
City of Cherry Hills Village July 19, 1945 map 39°38′30″N 104°57′34″W / 39.6417°N 104.9594°W / 39.6417; -104.9594 (City of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado)
Cheyenne Wells Statutory town Cheyenne 758 846 −10.40% 1.070 sq mi
2.770 km2  
709/sq mi
274/km2  
Town of Cheyenne Wells May 14, 1890 map 38°49′17″N 102°21′12″W / 38.8214°N 102.3532°W / 38.8214; -102.3532 (Town of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado)
Coal Creek Statutory town Fremont 364 343 +6.12% 1.194 sq mi
3.092 km2  
305/sq mi
118/km2  
Town of Coal Creek February 11, 1882 map 38°21′40″N 105°08′54″W / 38.3611°N 105.1483°W / 38.3611; -105.1483 (Town of Coal Creek, Colorado)
Cokedale Statutory town Las Animas 127 129 −1.55% 0.205 sq mi
0.531 km2  
619/sq mi
239/km2  
Town of Cokedale March 15, 1948 map 37°08′43″N 104°37′16″W / 37.1453°N 104.6211°W / 37.1453; -104.6211 (Town of Cokedale, Colorado)
Collbran Statutory town Mesa 369 708 −47.88% 0.558 sq mi
1.446 km2  
661/sq mi
255/km2  
Town of Collbran July 22, 1908 map 39°14′26″N 107°57′40″W / 39.2405°N 107.9612°W / 39.2405; -107.9612 (Town of Collbran, Colorado)
Colorado Springs Home rule city El Paso 478,961 416,427 +15.02% 195.399 sq mi
506.082 km2  
2451/sq mi
946/km2  
City of Colorado Springs June 19, 1886 map 38°50′02″N 104°49′17″W / 38.8339°N 104.8214°W / 38.8339; -104.8214 (City of Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Columbine Valley Statutory town Arapahoe 1,502 1,256 +19.59% 0.982 sq mi
2.543 km2  
1530/sq mi
591/km2  
Town of Columbine Valley July 2, 1959 map 39°36′04″N 105°01′56″W / 39.6011°N 105.0322°W / 39.6011; -105.0322 (Town of Columbine Valley, Colorado)
Commerce City Home rule city Adams 62,418 45,913 +35.95% 36.002 sq mi
93.246 km2  
1734/sq mi
669/km2  
City of Commerce City December 18, 1952 map 39°48′30″N 104°56′02″W / 39.8083°N 104.9339°W / 39.8083; -104.9339 (City of Commerce City, Colorado)
Cortez Home rule city Montezuma 8,766 8,482 +3.35% 6.230 sq mi
16.136 km2  
1407/sq mi
543/km2  
City of Cortez November 10, 1902 map 37°20′56″N 108°35′09″W / 37.3489°N 108.5859°W / 37.3489; -108.5859 (City of Cortez, Colorado)
Craig Home rule city Moffat 9,060 9,464 −4.27% 5.073 sq mi
13.138 km2  
1786/sq mi
690/km2  
City of Craig July 15, 1908 map 40°30′55″N 107°32′47″W / 40.5152°N 107.5465°W / 40.5152; -107.5465 (City of Craig, Colorado)
Crawford Statutory town Delta 403 431 −6.50% 0.251 sq mi
0.651 km2  
1603/sq mi
619/km2  
Town of Crawford December 19, 1910 map 38°42′14″N 107°36′32″W / 38.7039°N 107.6089°W / 38.7039; -107.6089 (Town of Crawford, Colorado)
Creede Statutory town Mineral 257 290 −11.38% 0.950 sq mi
2.460 km2  
271/sq mi
104/km2  
City of Creede May 19, 1892 map 37°50′57″N 106°55′35″W / 37.8492°N 106.9264°W / 37.8492; -106.9264 (Town of Creede, Colorado)
Crested Butte Home rule town Gunnison 1,639 1,487 +10.22% 0.836 sq mi
2.166 km2  
1960/sq mi
757/km2  
Town of Crested Butte July 15, 1880 map 38°52′11″N 106°59′16″W / 38.8697°N 106.9878°W / 38.8697; -106.9878 (Town of Crested Butte, Colorado)
Crestone Statutory town Saguache 141 127 +11.02% 0.385 sq mi
0.996 km2  
367/sq mi
142/km2  
Town of Crestone January 24, 1902 map 37°59′47″N 105°41′59″W / 37.9964°N 105.6997°W / 37.9964; -105.6997 (Town of Crestone, Colorado)
Cripple Creek Statutory city Teller 1,155 1,189 −2.86% 1.522 sq mi
3.941 km2  
759/sq mi
293/km2  
City of Cripple Creek June 9, 1892 map 38°44′48″N 105°10′42″W / 38.7467°N 105.1783°W / 38.7467; -105.1783 (City of Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Crook Statutory town Logan 133 110 +20.91% 0.135 sq mi
0.349 km2  
987/sq mi
381/km2  
Town of Crook September 23, 1918 map 40°51′32″N 102°48′04″W / 40.8589°N 102.8010°W / 40.8589; -102.8010 (Town of Crook, Colorado)
Crowley Statutory town Crowley 166 176 −5.68% 0.225 sq mi
0.584 km2  
736/sq mi
284/km2  
Town of Crowley October 10, 1921 map 38°11′35″N 103°51′22″W / 38.1931°N 103.8561°W / 38.1931; -103.8561 (Town of Crowley, Colorado)
Dacono Home rule city Weld 6,297 4,152 +51.66% 8.790 sq mi
22.766 km2  
716/sq mi
277/km2  
City of Dacono September 23, 1908 map 40°05′05″N 104°56′22″W / 40.0847°N 104.9394°W / 40.0847; -104.9394 (City of Dacono, Colorado)
De Beque Statutory town Mesa 493 504 −2.18% 2.727 sq mi
7.063 km2  
180.8/sq mi
69.8/km2  
Town of De Beque January 18, 1890 map 39°20′04″N 108°12′54″W / 39.3344°N 108.2151°W / 39.3344; -108.2151 (Town of De Beque, Colorado)
Deer Trail Statutory town Arapahoe 1,068 546 +95.60% 1.175 sq mi
3.044 km2  
909/sq mi
351/km2  
Town of Deer Trail February 3, 1920 map 39°36′54″N 104°02′40″W / 39.6150°N 104.0444°W / 39.6150; -104.0444 (Town of Deer Trail, Colorado)
Del Norte Statutory town Rio Grande 1,458 1,686 −13.52% 0.983 sq mi
2.547 km2  
1483/sq mi
572/km2  
Town of Del Norte November 15, 1895 map 37°40′44″N 106°21′12″W / 37.6789°N 106.3534°W / 37.6789; -106.3534 (Town of Del Norte, Colorado)
Delta Home rule city Delta 9,035 8,915 +1.35% 13.274 sq mi
34.378 km2  
681/sq mi
263/km2  
City of Delta October 24, 1882 map 38°44′32″N 108°04′08″W / 38.7422°N 108.0690°W / 38.7422; -108.0690 (City of Delta, Colorado)
Denver Consolidated city and county Denver 715,522 600,158 +19.22% 153.075 sq mi
396.463 km2  
4674/sq mi
1,805/km2  
City and County of Denver December 3, 1859 map 39°44′21″N 104°59′06″W / 39.7392°N 104.9849°W / 39.7392; -104.9849 (City and County of Denver, Colorado)
Dillon Home rule town Summit 1,064 904 +17.70% 1.494 sq mi
3.869 km2  
712/sq mi
275/km2  
Town of Dillon January 26, 1883 map 39°37′49″N 106°02′36″W / 39.6303°N 106.0434°W / 39.6303; -106.0434 (Town of Dillon, Colorado)
Dinosaur Statutory town Moffat 243 339 −28.32% 0.930 sq mi
2.408 km2  
261/sq mi
101/km2  
Town of Dinosaur December 18, 1947 map 40°14′37″N 109°00′53″W / 40.2436°N 109.0146°W / 40.2436; -109.0146 (Town of Dinosaur, Colorado)
Dolores Statutory town Montezuma 885 936 −5.45% 0.664 sq mi
1.721 km2  
1332/sq mi
514/km2  
Town of Dolores July 19, 1900 map 37°28′26″N 108°30′16″W / 37.4739°N 108.5045°W / 37.4739; -108.5045 (Town of Dolores, Colorado)
Dove Creek Statutory town Dolores 635 735 −13.61% 0.572 sq mi
1.483 km2  
1109/sq mi
428/km2  
Town of Dove Creek June 15, 1939 map 37°45′58″N 108°54′21″W / 37.7661°N 108.9059°W / 37.7661; -108.9059 (Town of Dove Creek, Colorado)
Durango Home rule city La Plata 19,071 16,887 +12.93% 14.708 sq mi
38.093 km2  
1297/sq mi
501/km2  
City of Durango April 27, 1881 map 37°16′31″N 107°52′48″W / 37.2753°N 107.8801°W / 37.2753; -107.8801 (City of Durango, Colorado)
Eads Statutory town Kiowa 672 609 +10.34% 0.478 sq mi
1.237 km2  
1407/sq mi
543/km2  
Town of Eads January 29, 1916 map 38°28′50″N 102°46′55″W / 38.4806°N 102.7819°W / 38.4806; -102.7819 (Town of Eads, Colorado)
Eagle Statutory town Eagle 7,511 6,508 +15.41% 5.641 sq mi
14.611 km2  
1331/sq mi
514/km2  
Town of Eagle April 5, 1905 map 39°39′19″N 106°49′43″W / 39.6553°N 106.8287°W / 39.6553; -106.8287 (Town of Eagle, Colorado)
Eaton Statutory town Weld 5,802 4,365 +32.92% 3.160 sq mi
8.185 km2  
1836/sq mi
709/km2  
Town of Eaton December 5, 1892 map 40°31′49″N 104°42′41″W / 40.5303°N 104.7114°W / 40.5303; -104.7114 (Town of Eaton, Colorado)
Eckley Statutory town Yuma 232 257 −9.73% 0.473 sq mi
1.225 km2  
491/sq mi
189/km2  
Town of Eckley June 16, 1920 map 40°06′50″N 102°29′27″W / 40.1139°N 102.4908°W / 40.1139; -102.4908 (Town of Eckley, Colorado)
Edgewater Home rule city Jefferson 5,005 5,170 −3.19% 0.695 sq mi
1.799 km2  
7206/sq mi
2,782/km2  
City of Edgewater November 5, 1904 map 39°45′11″N 105°03′51″W / 39.7530°N 105.0642°W / 39.7530; -105.0642 (City of Edgewater, Colorado)
Elizabeth Statutory town Elbert 1,675 1,358 +23.34% 1.999 sq mi
5.178 km2  
838/sq mi
323/km2  
Town of Elizabeth October 9, 1890 map 39°21′37″N 104°35′49″W / 39.3603°N 104.5969°W / 39.3603; -104.5969 (Town of Elizabeth, Colorado)
Empire Statutory town Clear Creek 345 282 +22.34% 0.269 sq mi
0.695 km2  
1286/sq mi
496/km2  
Town of Empire April 12, 1882 map 39°45′41″N 105°41′04″W / 39.7614°N 105.6844°W / 39.7614; -105.6844 (Town of Empire, Colorado)
Englewood Home rule city Arapahoe 33,659 30,255 +11.25% 6.564 sq mi
17.002 km2  
5127/sq mi
1,980/km2  
City of Englewood May 9, 1903 map 39°38′52″N 104°59′16″W / 39.6478°N 104.9878°W / 39.6478; -104.9878 (City of Englewood, Colorado)
Erie Home Rule Town Weld
Boulder
30,038 18,135 +65.64% 19.737 sq mi
51.118 km2  
1522/sq mi
588/km2  
Town of Erie November 16, 1874 map 40°03′01″N 105°03′00″W / 40.0503°N 105.0500°W / 40.0503; -105.0500 (Town of Erie, Colorado)
Estes Park Statutory town Larimer 5,904 5,858 +0.79% 6.822 sq mi
17.668 km2  
865/sq mi
334/km2  
Town of Estes Park April 17, 1917 map 40°22′38″N 105°31′18″W / 40.3772°N 105.5217°W / 40.3772; -105.5217 (Town of Estes Park, Colorado)
Evans Home rule city Weld 22,165 18,537 +19.57% 10.182 sq mi
26.372 km2  
2177/sq mi
840/km2  
City of Evans November 15, 1885 map 40°22′35″N 104°41′32″W / 40.3764°N 104.6922°W / 40.3764; -104.6922 (City of Evans, Colorado)
Fairplay Statutory town Park 724 679 +6.63% 1.147 sq mi
2.971 km2  
631/sq mi
244/km2  
Town of Fairplay November 15, 1872 map 39°13′29″N 106°00′07″W / 39.2247°N 106.0020°W / 39.2247; -106.0020 (Town of Fairplay, Colorado)
Federal Heights Home rule city Adams 14,382 11,467 +25.42% 1.776 sq mi
4.599 km2  
8099/sq mi
3,127/km2  
City of Federal Heights May 19, 1940 map 39°51′05″N 104°59′55″W / 39.8514°N 104.9986°W / 39.8514; -104.9986 (City of Federal Heights, Colorado)
Firestone Statutory town Weld 16,381 10,147 +61.44% 13.568 sq mi
35.141 km2  
1207/sq mi
466/km2  
Town of Firestone October 8, 1908 map 40°06′45″N 104°56′12″W / 40.1125°N 104.9366°W / 40.1125; -104.9366 (Town of Firestone, Colorado)
Flagler Statutory town Kit Carson 567 561 +1.07% 1.370 sq mi
3.547 km2  
414/sq mi
160/km2  
Town of Flagler November 2, 1916 map 39°17′35″N 103°04′02″W / 39.2930°N 103.0672°W / 39.2930; -103.0672 (Town of Flagler, Colorado)
Fleming Statutory town Logan 428 408 +4.90% 0.489 sq mi
1.267 km2  
875/sq mi
338/km2  
Town of Fleming May 5, 1917 map 40°40′48″N 102°50′22″W / 40.6800°N 102.8394°W / 40.6800; -102.8394 (Town of Fleming, Colorado)
Florence Statutory city Fremont 3,822 3,881 −1.52% 4.276 sq mi
11.076 km2  
894/sq mi
345/km2  
City of Florence September 13, 1887 map 38°23′25″N 105°07′07″W / 38.3903°N 105.1186°W / 38.3903; -105.1186 (City of Florence, Colorado)
Fort Collins Home rule city Larimer 169,810 143,986 +17.94% 57.212 sq mi
148.179 km2  
2968/sq mi
1,146/km2  
City of Fort Collins February 12, 1883 map 40°35′07″N 105°05′04″W / 40.5853°N 105.0844°W / 40.5853; -105.0844 (City of Fort Collins, Colorado)
Fort Lupton Statutory city Weld 7,955 7,377 +7.84% 12.146 sq mi
31.459 km2  
655/sq mi
253/km2  
City of Fort Lupton January 15, 1890 map 40°05′05″N 104°48′47″W / 40.0847°N 104.8130°W / 40.0847; -104.8130 (City of Fort Lupton, Colorado)
Fort Morgan Home rule city Morgan 11,597 11,315 +2.49% 5.334 sq mi
13.815 km2  
2174/sq mi
839/km2  
City of Fort Morgan June 15, 1887 map 40°15′01″N 103°48′00″W / 40.2503°N 103.8000°W / 40.2503; -103.8000 (City of Fort Morgan, Colorado)
Fountain Home rule city El Paso 29,802 25,846 +15.31% 22.501 sq mi
58.277 km2  
1324/sq mi
511/km2  
City of Fountain April 23, 1903 map 38°40′56″N 104°42′03″W / 38.6822°N 104.7008°W / 38.6822; -104.7008 (City of Fountain, Colorado)
Fowler Statutory town Otero 1,253 1,182 +6.01% 0.559 sq mi
1.448 km2  
2241/sq mi
865/km2  
Town of Fowler August 25, 1900 map 38°07′45″N 104°01′24″W / 38.1292°N 104.0233°W / 38.1292; -104.0233 (Town of Fowler, Colorado)
Foxfield Statutory town Arapahoe 754 685 +10.07% 1.323 sq mi
3.427 km2  
570/sq mi
220/km2  
Town of Foxfield December 15, 1994 map 39°35′30″N 104°47′33″W / 39.5917°N 104.7925°W / 39.5917; -104.7925 (Town of Foxfield, Colorado)
Fraser Statutory town Grand 1,400 1,224 +14.38% 3.457 sq mi
8.953 km2  
405/sq mi
156/km2  
Town of Fraser June 15, 1953 map 39°56′42″N 105°49′02″W / 39.9450°N 105.8172°W / 39.9450; -105.8172 (Town of Fraser, Colorado)
Frederick Statutory town Weld 14,513 8,679 +67.22% 15.096 sq mi
39.099 km2  
961/sq mi
371/km2  
Town of Frederick September 9, 1908 map 40°05′57″N 104°56′14″W / 40.0992°N 104.9372°W / 40.0992; -104.9372 (Town of Frederick, Colorado)
Frisco Home rule town Summit 2,913 2,683 +8.57% 1.672 sq mi
4.331 km2  
1742/sq mi
673/km2  
Town of Frisco December 3, 1880 map 39°34′28″N 106°05′51″W / 39.5744°N 106.0975°W / 39.5744; -106.0975 (Town of Frisco, Colorado)
Fruita Home rule city Mesa 13,395 12,646 +5.92% 7.892 sq mi
20.439 km2  
1697/sq mi
655/km2  
City of Fruita April 18, 1894 map 39°09′32″N 108°43′44″W / 39.1589°N 108.7290°W / 39.1589; -108.7290 (City of Fruita, Colorado)
Garden City Statutory town Weld 254 234 +8.55% 0.113 sq mi
0.292 km2  
2253/sq mi
870/km2  
Town of Garden City September 14, 1936 map 40°23′38″N 104°41′22″W / 40.3939°N 104.6894°W / 40.3939; -104.6894 (Town of Garden City, Colorado)
Genoa Statutory town Lincoln 153 139 +10.07% 0.310 sq mi
0.804 km2  
493/sq mi
190/km2  
Town of Genoa July 27, 1905 map 39°16′42″N 103°30′01″W / 39.2783°N 103.5002°W / 39.2783; -103.5002 (Town of Genoa, Colorado)
Georgetown Territorial charter municipality Clear Creek 1,118 1,034 +8.12% 0.997 sq mi
2.583 km2  
1121/sq mi
433/km2  
Town of Georgetown January 10, 1868 map 39°42′22″N 105°41′51″W / 39.7061°N 105.6975°W / 39.7061; -105.6975 (Town of Georgetown, Colorado)
Gilcrest Statutory town Weld 1,029 1,034 −0.48% 0.811 sq mi
2.100 km2  
1269/sq mi
490/km2  
Town of Gilcrest March 18, 1912 map 40°16′55″N 104°46′40″W / 40.2819°N 104.7777°W / 40.2819; -104.7777 (Town of Gilcrest, Colorado)
Glendale Home rule city Arapahoe 4,613 4,184 +10.25% 0.568 sq mi
1.472 km2  
8117/sq mi
3,134/km2  
City of Glendale May 19, 1952 map 39°42′18″N 104°56′01″W / 39.7050°N 104.9336°W / 39.7050; -104.9336 (City of Glendale, Colorado)
Glenwood Springs Home rule city Garfield 9,963 9,614 +3.63% 5.835 sq mi
15.114 km2  
1707/sq mi
659/km2  
City of Glenwood Springs September 4, 1885 map 39°33′02″N 107°19′29″W / 39.5505°N 107.3248°W / 39.5505; -107.3248 (City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
Golden Home rule city Jefferson 20,399 18,867 +8.12% 9.634 sq mi
24.953 km2  
2117/sq mi
817/km2  
City of Golden January 2, 1871 map 39°45′20″N 105°13′16″W / 39.7555°N 105.2211°W / 39.7555; -105.2211 (City of Golden, Colorado)
Granada Statutory town Prowers 445 517 −13.93% 0.685 sq mi
1.775 km2  
649/sq mi
251/km2  
Town of Granada July 25, 1887 map 38°03′50″N 102°18′38″W / 38.0639°N 102.3105°W / 38.0639; -102.3105 (Town of Granada, Colorado)
Granby Statutory town Grand 2,079 1,864 +11.53% 12.681 sq mi
32.845 km2  
163.9/sq mi
63.3/km2  
Town of Granby December 11, 1905 map 40°05′10″N 105°56′22″W / 40.0861°N 105.9395°W / 40.0861; -105.9395 (Town of Granby, Colorado)
Grand Junction Home rule city Mesa 65,560 58,566 +11.94% 39.634 sq mi
102.652 km2  
1654/sq mi
639/km2  
City of Grand Junction July 22, 1882 map 39°03′50″N 108°33′02″W / 39.0639°N 108.5506°W / 39.0639; -108.5506 (City of Grand Junction, Colorado)
Grand Lake Statutory town Grand 410 471 −12.95% 1.032 sq mi
2.672 km2  
397/sq mi
153/km2  
Town of Grand Lake June 23, 1944 map 40°15′08″N 105°49′23″W / 40.2522°N 105.8231°W / 40.2522; -105.8231 (Town of Grand Lake, Colorado)
Greeley Home rule city Weld 108,795 92,889 +17.12% 48.933 sq mi
126.735 km2  
2223/sq mi
858/km2  
City of Greeley November 15, 1885 map 40°25′24″N 104°42′33″W / 40.4233°N 104.7091°W / 40.4233; -104.7091 (City of Greeley, Colorado)
Green Mountain Falls Statutory town El Paso,
Teller
646 640 +0.94% 1.099 sq mi
2.847 km2  
588/sq mi
227/km2  
Town of Green Mountain Falls August 19, 1880 map 38°56′06″N 105°01′01″W / 38.9350°N 105.0169°W / 38.9350; -105.0169 (Town of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado)
Greenwood Village Home rule city Arapahoe 15,691 13,925 +12.68% 8.267 sq mi
21.412 km2  
1898/sq mi
733/km2  
City of Greenwood Village September 19, 1950 map 39°37′02″N 104°57′03″W / 39.6172°N 104.9508°W / 39.6172; -104.9508 (City of Greenwood Village, Colorado)
Grover Statutory town Weld 157 137 +14.60% 0.595 sq mi
1.542 km2  
264/sq mi
102/km2  
Town of Grover October 6, 1916 map 40°52′17″N 104°13′31″W / 40.8714°N 104.2252°W / 40.8714; -104.2252 (Town of Grover, Colorado)
Gunnison Home rule city Gunnison 6,560 5,854 +12.06% 4.849 sq mi
12.558 km2  
1353/sq mi
522/km2  
City of Gunnison March 1, 1880 map 38°32′45″N 106°55′31″W / 38.5458°N 106.9253°W / 38.5458; -106.9253 (City of Gunnison, Colorado)
Gypsum Home rule town Eagle 8,040 6,477 +24.13% 8.851 sq mi
22.924 km2  
908/sq mi
351/km2  
Town of Gypsum November 25, 1911 map 39°38′49″N 106°57′06″W / 39.6469°N 106.9517°W / 39.6469; -106.9517 (Town of Gypsum, Colorado)
Hartman Statutory town Prowers 56 81 −30.86% 0.274 sq mi
0.711 km2  
204/sq mi
78.8/km2  
Town of Hartman May 14, 1910 map 38°07′13″N 102°13′12″W / 38.1203°N 102.2199°W / 38.1203; -102.2199 (Town of Hartman, Colorado)
Haswell Statutory town Kiowa 71 68 +4.41% 0.803 sq mi
2.079 km2  
88.5/sq mi
34.2/km2  
Town of Haswell September 2, 1920 map 38°27′08″N 103°09′47″W / 38.4522°N 103.1630°W / 38.4522; -103.1630 (Town of Haswell, Colorado)
Haxtun Statutory town Phillips 981 946 +3.70% 0.595 sq mi
1.542 km2  
1648/sq mi
636/km2  
Town of Haxtun July 30, 1909 map 40°38′28″N 102°37′37″W / 40.6411°N 102.6269°W / 40.6411; -102.6269 (Town of Haxtun, Colorado)
Hayden Home rule town Routt 1,941 1,810 +7.24% 3.278 sq mi
8.490 km2  
592/sq mi
229/km2  
Town of Hayden May 5, 1906 map 40°29′43″N 107°15′26″W / 40.4953°N 107.2573°W / 40.4953; -107.2573 (Town of Hayden, Colorado)
Hillrose Statutory town Morgan 312 264 +18.18% 0.189 sq mi
0.488 km2  
1656/sq mi
639/km2  
Town of Hillrose May 20, 1919 map 40°19′33″N 103°31′19″W / 40.3258°N 103.5219°W / 40.3258; -103.5219 (Town of Hillrose, Colorado)
Holly Statutory town Prowers 837 802 +4.36% 0.723 sq mi
1.874 km2  
1157/sq mi
447/km2  
Town of Holly September 4, 1903 map 38°03′08″N 102°07′22″W / 38.0522°N 102.1227°W / 38.0522; -102.1227 (Town of Holly, Colorado)
Holyoke Home rule city Phillips 2,346 2,313 +1.43% 2.470 sq mi
6.396 km2  
950/sq mi
367/km2  
City of Holyoke May 31, 1888 map 40°35′04″N 102°18′09″W / 40.5844°N 102.3024°W / 40.5844; -102.3024 (City of Holyoke, Colorado)
Hooper Statutory town Alamosa 81 103 −21.36% 0.252 sq mi
0.653 km2  
321/sq mi
124/km2  
Town of Hooper May 20, 1898 map 37°44′34″N 105°52′31″W / 37.7428°N 105.8753°W / 37.7428; -105.8753 (Town of Hooper, Colorado)
Hot Sulphur Springs Statutory town Grand 687 663 +3.62% 0.769 sq mi
1.992 km2  
893/sq mi
345/km2  
Town of Hot Sulphur Springs April 1, 1903 map 40°04′23″N 106°06′10″W / 40.0730°N 106.1028°W / 40.0730; -106.1028 (Town of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado)
Hotchkiss Statutory town Delta 875 944 −7.31% 0.926 sq mi
2.399 km2  
945/sq mi
365/km2  
Town of Hotchkiss March 14, 1901 map 38°47′59″N 107°43′10″W / 38.7997°N 107.7195°W / 38.7997; -107.7195 (Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado)
Hudson Statutory town Weld 1,651 2,356 −29.92% 5.896 sq mi
15.271 km2  
280/sq mi
108/km2  
Town of Hudson April 2, 1914 map 40°04′25″N 104°38′35″W / 40.0736°N 104.6430°W / 40.0736; -104.6430 (Town of Hudson, Colorado)
Hugo Statutory town Lincoln 787 730 +7.81% 0.912 sq mi
2.362 km2  
863/sq mi
333/km2  
Town of Hugo June 21, 1909 map 39°08′10″N 103°28′12″W / 39.1361°N 103.4699°W / 39.1361; -103.4699 (Town of Hugo, Colorado)
Idaho Springs Statutory city Clear Creek 1,782 1,717 +3.79% 2.253 sq mi
5.835 km2  
791/sq mi
305/km2  
City of Idaho Springs November 15, 1885 map 39°44′33″N 105°30′49″W / 39.7425°N 105.5136°W / 39.7425; -105.5136 (City of Idaho Springs, Colorado)
Ignacio Statutory town La Plata 852 697 +22.24% 0.512 sq mi
1.325 km2  
1665/sq mi
643/km2  
Town of Ignacio July 7, 1913 map 37°06′54″N 107°37′59″W / 37.1150°N 107.6331°W / 37.1150; -107.6331 (Town of Ignacio, Colorado)
Iliff Statutory town Logan 246 266 −7.52% 0.191 sq mi
0.495 km2  
1287/sq mi
497/km2  
Town of Iliff February 20, 1906 map 40°45′33″N 103°04′00″W / 40.7592°N 103.0666°W / 40.7592; -103.0666 (Town of Iliff, Colorado)
Jamestown Statutory town Boulder 256 274 −6.57% 0.575 sq mi
1.489 km2  
445/sq mi
172/km2  
Town of Jamestown June 22, 1883 map 40°06′56″N 105°23′19″W / 40.1155°N 105.3886°W / 40.1155; -105.3886 (Town of Jamestown, Colorado)
Johnstown Home rule town Weld,
Larimer
17,303 9,887 +75.01% 13.792 sq mi
35.722 km2  
1255/sq mi
484/km2  
Town of Johnstown May 13, 1907 map 40°20′13″N 104°54′44″W / 40.3369°N 104.9122°W / 40.3369; -104.9122 (Town of Johnstown, Colorado)
Julesburg Statutory town Sedgwick 1,307 1,225 +6.69% 1.512 sq mi
3.916 km2  
864/sq mi
334/km2  
Town of Julesburg November 18, 1886 map 40°59′18″N 102°15′52″W / 40.9883°N 102.2644°W / 40.9883; -102.2644 (Town of Julesburg, Colorado)
Keenesburg Statutory town Weld 1,250 1,127 +10.91% 7.540 sq mi
19.529 km2  
165.8/sq mi
64.0/km2  
Town of Keenesburg June 4, 1919 map 40°06′30″N 104°31′12″W / 40.1083°N 104.5200°W / 40.1083; -104.5200 (Town of Keenesburg, Colorado)
Kersey Statutory town Weld 1,495 1,454 +2.82% 2.022 sq mi
5.236 km2  
740/sq mi
286/km2  
Town of Kersey December 3, 1908 map 40°23′15″N 104°33′42″W / 40.3875°N 104.5616°W / 40.3875; -104.5616 (Town of Kersey, Colorado)
Keystone Home rule town Summit 1,369 1,079 +26.88% 41.402 sq mi
107.230 km2  
33.1/sq mi
12.8/km2  
Town of Keystone February 8, 2024 map 39°35′58″N 105°59′14″W / 39.5994°N 105.9872°W / 39.5994; -105.9872 (Town of Keystone, Colorado)
Kim Statutory town Las Animas 63 74 −14.86% 0.379 sq mi
0.981 km2  
166.3/sq mi
64.2/km2  
Town of Kim 1910 map 37°14′48″N 103°21′08″W / 37.2467°N 103.3522°W / 37.2467; -103.3522 (Town of Kim, Colorado)
Kiowa Home rule town Elbert 725 723 +0.28% 0.862 sq mi
2.231 km2  
842/sq mi
325/km2  
Town of Kiowa December 30, 1912 map 39°20′50″N 104°27′52″W / 39.3472°N 104.4644°W / 39.3472; -104.4644 (Town of Kiowa, Colorado)
Kit Carson Statutory town Cheyenne 255 233 +9.44% 0.584 sq mi
1.513 km2  
437/sq mi
169/km2  
Town of Kit Carson July 13, 1931 map 38°45′40″N 102°47′22″W / 38.7611°N 102.7894°W / 38.7611; -102.7894 (Town of Kit Carson, Colorado)
Kremmling Statutory town Grand 1,509 1,444 +4.50% 1.308 sq mi
3.389 km2  
1153/sq mi
445/km2  
Town of Kremmling May 14, 1904 map 40°03′32″N 106°23′20″W / 40.0589°N 106.3889°W / 40.0589; -106.3889 (Town of Kremmling, Colorado)
La Jara Statutory town Conejos 730 818 −10.76% 0.408 sq mi
1.056 km2  
1790/sq mi
691/km2  
Town of La Jara November 11, 1910 map 37°16′30″N 105°57′37″W / 37.2750°N 105.9603°W / 37.2750; -105.9603 (Town of La Jara, Colorado)
La Junta Home rule city Otero 7,322 7,077 +3.46% 3.186 sq mi
8.252 km2  
2298/sq mi
887/km2  
City of La Junta April 23, 1881 map 37°59′06″N 103°32′38″W / 37.9850°N 103.5438°W / 37.9850; -103.5438 (City of La Junta, Colorado)
La Veta Statutory town Huerfano 862 800 +7.75% 1.367 sq mi
3.539 km2  
631/sq mi
244/km2  
Town of La Veta June 16, 1886 map 37°30′18″N 105°00′28″W / 37.5050°N 105.0078°W / 37.5050; -105.0078 (Town of La Veta, Colorado)
Lafayette Home rule city Boulder 30,411 24,453 +24.37% 9.223 sq mi
23.888 km2  
3297/sq mi
1,273/km2  
City of Lafayette January 6, 1890 map 39°59′37″N 105°05′23″W / 39.9936°N 105.0897°W / 39.9936; -105.0897 (City of Lafayette, Colorado)
Lake City Statutory town Hinsdale 432 408 +5.88% 0.828 sq mi
2.144 km2  
522/sq mi
201/km2  
Town of Lake City September 19, 1884 map 38°01′48″N 107°18′55″W / 38.0300°N 107.3153°W / 38.0300; -107.3153 (Town of Lake City, Colorado)
Lakeside Statutory town Jefferson 16 8 +100.00% 0.188 sq mi
0.486 km2  
85.3/sq mi
32.9/km2  
Town of Lakeside November 25, 1907 map 39°46′38″N 105°03′21″W / 39.7772°N 105.0558°W / 39.7772; -105.0558 (Town of Lakeside, Colorado)
Lakewood Home rule city Jefferson 155,984 142,980 +9.09% 43.473 sq mi
112.595 km2  
3588/sq mi
1,385/km2  
City of Lakewood June 24, 1969 map 39°42′17″N 105°04′53″W / 39.7047°N 105.0814°W / 39.7047; -105.0814 (City of Lakewood, Colorado)
Lamar Home rule city Prowers 7,687 7,804 −1.50% 5.212 sq mi
13.500 km2  
1475/sq mi
569/km2  
City of Lamar December 5, 1886 map 38°05′14″N 102°37′15″W / 38.0872°N 102.6207°W / 38.0872; -102.6207 (City of Lamar, Colorado)
Larkspur Home rule town Douglas 206 183 +12.57% 1.591 sq mi
4.120 km2  
129.5/sq mi
50.0/km2  
Town of Larkspur 1979 map 39°13′43″N 104°53′14″W / 39.2286°N 104.8872°W / 39.2286; -104.8872 (Town of Larkspur, Colorado)
Las Animas Statutory city Bent 2,300 2,410 −4.56% 1.626 sq mi
4.212 km2  
1414/sq mi
546/km2  
City of Las Animas May 15, 1886 map 38°04′00″N 103°13′22″W / 38.0667°N 103.2227°W / 38.0667; -103.2227 (City of Las Animas, Colorado)
LaSalle Statutory town Weld 2,359 1,955 +20.66% 0.958 sq mi
2.480 km2  
2464/sq mi
951/km2  
Town of LaSalle 1910 map 40°20′56″N 104°42′07″W / 40.3489°N 104.7019°W / 40.3489; -104.7019 (Town of LaSalle, Colorado)
Leadville Statutory city Lake 2,633 2,602 +1.19% 1.174 sq mi
3.039 km2  
2244/sq mi
866/km2  
City of Leadville February 18, 1878 map 39°15′03″N 106°17′33″W / 39.2508°N 106.2925°W / 39.2508; -106.2925 (City of Leadville, Colorado)
Limon Statutory town Lincoln 2,043 1,880 +8.67% 3.162 sq mi
8.190 km2  
646/sq mi
249/km2  
Town of Limon November 18, 1909 map 39°15′50″N 103°41′32″W / 39.2639°N 103.6922°W / 39.2639; -103.6922 (Town of Limon, Colorado)
Littleton Home rule city Arapahoe,
Jefferson,
Douglas
45,652 41,737 +9.38% 12.629 sq mi
32.709 km2  
3615/sq mi
1,396/km2  
City of Littleton March 13, 1890 map 39°36′48″N 105°01′00″W / 39.6133°N 105.0166°W / 39.6133; -105.0166 (City of Littleton, Colorado)
Lochbuie Statutory town Weld,
Adams
8,088 4,726 +71.14% 3.685 sq mi
9.543 km2  
2195/sq mi
848/km2  
Town of Lochbuie May 1974 map 40°00′26″N 104°42′58″W / 40.0072°N 104.7161°W / 40.0072; -104.7161 (Town of Lochbuie, Colorado)
Log Lane Village Statutory town Morgan 913 873 +4.58% 0.196 sq mi
0.508 km2  
4655/sq mi
1,797/km2  
Town of Log Lane Village June 12, 1956 map 40°16′14″N 103°49′47″W / 40.2705°N 103.8297°W / 40.2705; -103.8297 (Town of Log Lane Village, Colorado)
Lone Tree Home rule city Douglas 14,253 10,218 +39.49% 9.808 sq mi
25.403 km2  
1453/sq mi
561/km2  
City of Lone Tree November 1995 map 39°31′53″N 104°51′43″W / 39.5314°N 104.8620°W / 39.5314; -104.8620 (City of Lone Tree, Colorado)
Longmont Home rule city Boulder,
Weld
98,885 86,270 +14.62% 28.778 sq mi
74.536 km2  
3436/sq mi
1,327/km2  
City of Longmont November 15, 1885 map 40°10′02″N 105°06′07″W / 40.1672°N 105.1019°W / 40.1672; -105.1019 (City of Longmont, Colorado)
Louisville Home rule city Boulder 21,226 18,376 +15.51% 7.964 sq mi
20.626 km2  
2665/sq mi
1,029/km2  
City of Louisville June 3, 1882 map 39°58′40″N 105°07′55″W / 39.9778°N 105.1319°W / 39.9778; -105.1319 (City of Louisville, Colorado)
Loveland Home rule city Larimer 76,378 66,859 +14.24% 34.419 sq mi
89.146 km2  
2219/sq mi
857/km2  
City of Loveland April 30, 1881 map 40°23′52″N 105°04′30″W / 40.3978°N 105.0750°W / 40.3978; -105.0750 (City of Loveland, Colorado)
Lyons Statutory town Boulder 2,209 2,033 +8.66% 1.349 sq mi
3.493 km2  
1638/sq mi
632/km2  
Town of Lyons April 10, 1891 map 40°13′29″N 105°16′17″W / 40.2247°N 105.2714°W / 40.2247; -105.2714 (Town of Lyons, Colorado)
Manassa Statutory town Conejos 947 991 −4.44% 0.931 sq mi
2.412 km2  
1017/sq mi
393/km2  
Town of Manassa June 6, 1889 map 37°10′27″N 105°56′15″W / 37.1742°N 105.9375°W / 37.1742; -105.9375 (Town of Manassa, Colorado)
Mancos Statutory town Montezuma 1,196 1,336 −10.48% 0.642 sq mi
1.662 km2  
1864/sq mi
720/km2  
Town of Mancos November 30, 1894 map 37°20′42″N 108°17′21″W / 37.3450°N 108.2892°W / 37.3450; -108.2892 (Town of Mancos, Colorado)
Manitou Springs Home rule city El Paso 4,858 4,992 −2.68% 3.149 sq mi
8.157 km2  
1542/sq mi
596/km2  
City of Manitou Springs January 25, 1888 map 38°51′35″N 104°55′02″W / 38.8597°N 104.9172°W / 38.8597; -104.9172 (City of Manitou Springs, Colorado)
Manzanola Statutory town Otero 341 434 −21.43% 0.284 sq mi
0.736 km2  
1200/sq mi
463/km2  
Town of Manzanola July 9, 1900 map 38°06′34″N 103°51′58″W / 38.1095°N 103.8661°W / 38.1095; -103.8661 (Town of Manzanola, Colorado)
Marble Statutory town Gunnison 133 131 +1.53% 0.360 sq mi
0.932 km2  
370/sq mi
143/km2  
Town of Marble 1899 map 39°04′20″N 107°11′20″W / 39.0722°N 107.1889°W / 39.0722; -107.1889 (Town of Marble, Colorado)
Mead Statutory town Weld 4,781 3,405 +40.41% 13.001 sq mi
33.672 km2  
368/sq mi
142/km2  
Town of Mead March 17, 1908 map 40°14′00″N 104°59′55″W / 40.2333°N 104.9986°W / 40.2333; -104.9986 (Town of Mead, Colorado)
Meeker Statutory town Rio Blanco 2,374 2,475 −4.08% 3.589 sq mi
9.295 km2  
661/sq mi
255/km2  
Town of Meeker November 10, 1885 map 40°02′15″N 107°54′47″W / 40.0375°N 107.9131°W / 40.0375; -107.9131 (Town of Meeker, Colorado)
Merino Statutory town Logan 281 284 −1.06% 0.152 sq mi
0.393 km2  
1852/sq mi
715/km2  
Town of Merino January 4, 1917 map 40°28′57″N 103°21′05″W / 40.4825°N 103.3513°W / 40.4825; -103.3513 (Town of Merino, Colorado)
Milliken Statutory town Weld 8,386 5,610 +49.48% 12.815 sq mi
33.191 km2  
654/sq mi
253/km2  
Town of Milliken October 1, 1910 map 40°19′46″N 104°51′19″W / 40.3294°N 104.8553°W / 40.3294; -104.8553 (Town of Milliken, Colorado)
Minturn Home rule town Eagle 1,033 1,027 +0.58% 8.018 sq mi
20.766 km2  
128.8/sq mi
49.7/km2  
Town of Minturn November 23, 1904 map 39°35′11″N 106°25′51″W / 39.5864°N 106.4309°W / 39.5864; -106.4309 (Town of Minturn, Colorado)
Moffat Statutory town Saguache 108 116 −6.90% 1.666 sq mi
4.314 km2  
64.8/sq mi
25.0/km2  
Town of Moffat April 20, 1911 map 37°59′56″N 105°54′36″W / 37.9989°N 105.9100°W / 37.9989; -105.9100 (Town of Moffat, Colorado)
Monte Vista Home rule city Rio Grande 4,247 4,444 −4.43% 2.633 sq mi
6.820 km2  
1613/sq mi
623/km2  
City of Monte Vista September 27, 1886 map 37°34′45″N 106°08′53″W / 37.5792°N 106.1481°W / 37.5792; -106.1481 (City of Monte Vista, Colorado)
Montezuma Statutory town Summit 74 65 +13.85% 0.079 sq mi
0.205 km2  
935/sq mi
361/km2  
Town of Montezuma 1882 map 39°34′52″N 105°52′02″W / 39.5811°N 105.8672°W / 39.5811; -105.8672 (Town of Montezuma, Colorado)
Montrose Home rule city Montrose 20,291 19,132 +6.06% 18.477 sq mi
47.854 km2  
1098/sq mi
424/km2  
City of Montrose May 1, 1882 map 38°28′42″N 107°52′34″W / 38.4783°N 107.8762°W / 38.4783; -107.8762 (City of Montrose, Colorado)
Monument Home rule town El Paso 10,399 5,530 +88.05% 6.843 sq mi
17.724 km2  
1520/sq mi
587/km2  
Town of Monument May 14, 1881 map 39°05′30″N 104°52′22″W / 39.0917°N 104.8728°W / 39.0917; -104.8728 (Town of Monument, Colorado)
Morrison Home rule town Jefferson 396 428 −7.48% 1.645 sq mi
4.260 km2  
240.8/sq mi
93.0/km2  
Town of Morrison January 29, 1906 map 39°39′13″N 105°11′28″W / 39.6536°N 105.1911°W / 39.6536; -105.1911 (Town of Morrison, Colorado)
Mount Crested Butte Home rule town Gunnison 941 801 +17.48% 2.068 sq mi
5.355 km2  
455/sq mi
176/km2  
Town of Mount Crested Butte 1973 map 38°54′31″N 106°58′10″W / 38.9086°N 106.9695°W / 38.9086; -106.9695 (Town of Mount Crested Butte, Colorado)
Mountain View Home rule town Jefferson 541 507 +6.71% 0.093 sq mi
0.241 km2  
5814/sq mi
2,245/km2  
Town of Mountain View October 11, 1904 map 39°46′28″N 105°03′20″W / 39.7744°N 105.0555°W / 39.7744; -105.0555 (Town of Mountain View, Colorado)
Mountain Village Home rule town San Miguel 1,264 1,320 −4.24% 3.300 sq mi
8.547 km2  
383/sq mi
148/km2  
Town of Mountain Village March 10, 1995 map 37°55′53″N 107°51′23″W / 37.9314°N 107.8565°W / 37.9314; -107.8565 (Town of Mountain Village, Colorado)
Naturita Statutory town Montrose 485 546 −11.17% 0.615 sq mi
1.594 km2  
788/sq mi
304/km2  
Town of Naturita November 30, 1951 map 38°13′06″N 108°34′07″W / 38.2183°N 108.5687°W / 38.2183; -108.5687 (Town of Naturita, Colorado)
Nederland Statutory town Boulder 1,471 1,445 +1.80% 1.480 sq mi
3.833 km2  
994/sq mi
384/km2  
Town of Nederland November 15, 1885 map 39°57′41″N 105°30′39″W / 39.9614°N 105.5108°W / 39.9614; -105.5108 (Town of Nederland, Colorado)
New Castle Home rule town Garfield 4,923 4,518 +8.96% 2.517 sq mi
6.520 km2  
1956/sq mi
755/km2  
Town of New Castle March 27, 1890 map 39°34′22″N 107°32′11″W / 39.5728°N 107.5364°W / 39.5728; -107.5364 (Town of New Castle, Colorado)
Northglenn Home rule city Adams,
Weld
38,131 35,789 +6.54% 7.359 sq mi
19.058 km2  
5182/sq mi
2,001/km2  
City of Northglenn April 19, 1969 map 39°53′08″N 104°59′14″W / 39.8855°N 104.9872°W / 39.8855; -104.9872 (City of Northglenn, Colorado)
Norwood Statutory town San Miguel 535 518 +3.28% 0.283 sq mi
0.733 km2  
1890/sq mi
730/km2  
Town of Norwood August 20, 1903 map 38°07′50″N 108°17′32″W / 38.1305°N 108.2923°W / 38.1305; -108.2923 (Town of Norwood, Colorado)
Nucla Statutory town Montrose 585 711 −17.72% 0.694 sq mi
1.797 km2  
843/sq mi
326/km2  
Town of Nucla March 14, 1915 map 38°16′10″N 108°32′52″W / 38.2694°N 108.5479°W / 38.2694; -108.5479 (Town of Nucla, Colorado)
Nunn Statutory town Weld 504 416 +21.15% 3.964 sq mi
10.267 km2  
127.1/sq mi
49.1/km2  
Town of Nunn March 28, 1908 map 40°42′13″N 104°46′51″W / 40.7036°N 104.7808°W / 40.7036; -104.7808 (Town of Nunn, Colorado)
Oak Creek Statutory town Routt 889 884 +0.57% 0.356 sq mi
0.922 km2  
2497/sq mi
964/km2  
Town of Oak Creek December 26, 1907 map 40°16′30″N 106°57′30″W / 40.2750°N 106.9584°W / 40.2750; -106.9584 (Town of Oak Creek, Colorado)
Olathe Statutory town Montrose 2,019 1,849 +9.19% 1.502 sq mi
3.890 km2  
1344/sq mi
519/km2  
Town of Olathe October 16, 1907 map 38°36′18″N 107°58′56″W / 38.6050°N 107.9823°W / 38.6050; -107.9823 (Town of Olathe, Colorado)
Olney Springs Statutory town Crowley 315 345 −8.70% 0.241 sq mi
0.623 km2  
1310/sq mi
506/km2  
Town of Olney Springs May 27, 1912 map 38°09′58″N 103°56′41″W / 38.1661°N 103.9447°W / 38.1661; -103.9447 (Town of Olney Springs, Colorado)
Ophir Home rule town San Miguel 197 159 +23.90% 0.235 sq mi
0.609 km2  
838/sq mi
323/km2  
Town of Ophir 1881 map 37°51′25″N 107°49′57″W / 37.8569°N 107.8326°W / 37.8569; -107.8326 (Town of Ophir, Colorado)
Orchard City Statutory town Delta 3,142 3,119 +0.74% 11.521 sq mi
29.840 km2  
273/sq mi
105/km2  
Town of Orchard City May 25, 1912 map 38°49′42″N 107°58′15″W / 38.8283°N 107.9709°W / 38.8283; -107.9709 (Town of Orchard City, Colorado)
Ordway Statutory town Crowley 1,066 1,080 −1.30% 0.771 sq mi
1.998 km2  
1382/sq mi
534/km2  
Town of Ordway September 4, 1900 map 38°13′05″N 103°45′22″W / 38.2181°N 103.7561°W / 38.2181; -103.7561 (Town of Ordway, Colorado)
Otis Statutory town Washington 511 475 +7.58% 0.413 sq mi
1.070 km2  
1237/sq mi
478/km2  
Town of Otis March 27, 1917 map 40°08′56″N 102°57′47″W / 40.1489°N 102.9630°W / 40.1489; -102.9630 (Town of Otis, Colorado)
Ouray Home rule city Ouray 898 1,000 −10.20% 0.863 sq mi
2.234 km2  
1041/sq mi
402/km2  
City of Ouray March 24, 1884 map 38°01′22″N 107°40′17″W / 38.0228°N 107.6714°W / 38.0228; -107.6714 (City of Ouray, Colorado)
Ovid Statutory town Sedgwick 271 318 −14.78% 0.156 sq mi
0.403 km2  
1742/sq mi
672/km2  
Town of Ovid December 21, 1925 map 40°57′38″N 102°23′17″W / 40.9605°N 102.3880°W / 40.9605; -102.3880 (Town of Ovid, Colorado)
Pagosa Springs Home rule town Archuleta 1,571 1,727 −9.03% 5.033 sq mi
13.036 km2  
312/sq mi
121/km2  
Town of Pagosa Springs March 18, 1891 map 37°16′10″N 107°00′35″W / 37.2695°N 107.0098°W / 37.2695; -107.0098 (Town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado)
Palisade Statutory town Mesa 2,565 2,692 −4.72% 1.188 sq mi
3.078 km2  
2158/sq mi
833/km2  
Town of Palisade April 4, 1904 map 39°06′37″N 108°21′03″W / 39.1103°N 108.3509°W / 39.1103; -108.3509 (Town of Palisade, Colorado)
Palmer Lake Statutory town El Paso 2,636 2,420 +8.93% 3.049 sq mi
7.896 km2  
865/sq mi
334/km2  
Town of Palmer Lake March 12, 1889 map 39°07′20″N 104°55′02″W / 39.1222°N 104.9172°W / 39.1222; -104.9172 (Town of Palmer Lake, Colorado)
Paoli Statutory town Phillips 51 34 +50.00% 0.296 sq mi
0.766 km2  
172.4/sq mi
66.6/km2  
Town of Paoli August 6, 1930 map 40°36′44″N 102°28′22″W / 40.6122°N 102.4727°W / 40.6122; -102.4727 (Town of Paoli, Colorado)
Paonia Statutory town Delta 1,447 1,451 −0.28% 0.821 sq mi
2.127 km2  
1762/sq mi
680/km2  
Town of Paonia September 3, 1902 map 38°52′06″N 107°35′31″W / 38.8683°N 107.5920°W / 38.8683; -107.5920 (Town of Paonia, Colorado)
Parachute Home rule town Garfield 1,390 1,085 +28.11% 1.806 sq mi
4.679 km2  
769/sq mi
297/km2  
Town of Parachute April 1, 1908 map 39°27′07″N 108°03′10″W / 39.4519°N 108.0529°W / 39.4519; -108.0529 (Town of Parachute, Colorado)
Parker Home rule town Douglas 58,512 45,297 +29.17% 22.335 sq mi
57.847 km2  
2620/sq mi
1,011/km2  
Town of Parker May 1981 map 39°31′07″N 104°45′41″W / 39.5186°N 104.7614°W / 39.5186; -104.7614 (Town of Parker, Colorado)
Peetz Statutory town Logan 213 238 −10.50% 0.223 sq mi
0.578 km2  
954/sq mi
369/km2  
Town of Peetz May 17, 1917 map 40°57′46″N 103°06′45″W / 40.9628°N 103.1124°W / 40.9628; -103.1124 (Town of Peetz, Colorado)
Pierce Statutory town Weld 1,097 834 +31.53% 1.858 sq mi
4.812 km2  
590/sq mi
228/km2  
Town of Pierce August 30, 1918 map 40°38′08″N 104°45′19″W / 40.6355°N 104.7552°W / 40.6355; -104.7552 (Town of Pierce, Colorado)
Pitkin Statutory town Gunnison 72 66 +9.09% 0.258 sq mi
0.668 km2  
279/sq mi
108/km2  
Town of Pitkin April 5, 1880 map 38°36′33″N 106°31′00″W / 38.6092°N 106.5167°W / 38.6092; -106.5167 (Town of Pitkin, Colorado)
Platteville Statutory town Weld 2,955 2,485 +18.91% 3.073 sq mi
7.960 km2  
961/sq mi
371/km2  
Town of Platteville January 1, 1887 map 40°12′54″N 104°49′22″W / 40.2150°N 104.8227°W / 40.2150; -104.8227 (Town of Platteville, Colorado)
Poncha Springs Statutory town Chaffee 925 737 +25.51% 2.984 sq mi
7.729 km2  
310/sq mi
120/km2  
Town of Poncha Springs December 16, 1880 map 38°30′46″N 106°04′38″W / 38.5128°N 106.0772°W / 38.5128; -106.0772 (Town of Poncha Springs, Colorado)
Pritchett Statutory town Baca 112 140 −20.00% 0.233 sq mi
0.604 km2  
480/sq mi
185/km2  
Town of Pritchett 1923 map 37°22′18″N 102°51′38″W / 37.3717°N 102.8605°W / 37.3717; -102.8605 (Town of Prichett, Colorado)
Pueblo Home rule city Pueblo 111,876 106,595 +4.95% 55.382 sq mi
143.439 km2  
2020/sq mi
780/km2  
City of Pueblo November 15, 1885 map 38°15′16″N 104°36′33″W / 38.2544°N 104.6091°W / 38.2544; -104.6091 (City of Pueblo, Colorado)
Ramah Statutory town El Paso 111 123 −9.76% 0.246 sq mi
0.637 km2  
451/sq mi
174/km2  
Town of Ramah July 18, 1927 map 39°07′18″N 104°09′57″W / 39.1217°N 104.1658°W / 39.1217; -104.1658 (Town of Ramah, Colorado)
Rangely Statutory town Rio Blanco 2,299 2,365 −2.79% 4.304 sq mi
11.148 km2  
534/sq mi
206/km2  
Town of Rangely August 27, 1946 map 40°05′15″N 108°48′17″W / 40.0875°N 108.8048°W / 40.0875; -108.8048 (Town of Rangely, Colorado)
Raymer Statutory town Weld 110 96 +14.58% 0.784 sq mi
2.031 km2  
140.3/sq mi
54.2/km2  
Town of Raymer 1919 map 40°36′29″N 103°50′33″W / 40.6080°N 103.8425°W / 40.6080; -103.8425 (Town of Raymer, Colorado)
Red Cliff Statutory town Eagle 257 267 −3.75% 0.244 sq mi
0.632 km2  
1053/sq mi
407/km2  
Town of Red Cliff December 18, 1880 map 39°30′44″N 106°22′05″W / 39.5122°N 106.3681°W / 39.5122; -106.3681 (Town of Red Cliff, Colorado)
Rico Home rule town Dolores 288 265 +8.68% 0.678 sq mi
1.757 km2  
425/sq mi
164/km2  
Town of Rico February 25, 1880 map 37°41′34″N 108°01′49″W / 37.6928°N 108.0304°W / 37.6928; -108.0304 (Town of Rico, Colorado)
Ridgway Home rule town Ouray 1,183 924 +28.03% 1.848 sq mi
4.787 km2  
640/sq mi
247/km2  
Town of Ridgway April 2, 1891 map 38°09′10″N 107°45′42″W / 38.1528°N 107.7617°W / 38.1528; -107.7617 (Town of Ridgway, Colorado)
Rifle Home rule city Garfield 10,437 9,172 +13.79% 7.034 sq mi
18.219 km2  
1484/sq mi
573/km2  
City of Rifle August 18, 1905 map 39°32′05″N 107°46′59″W / 39.5347°N 107.7831°W / 39.5347; -107.7831 (City of Rifle, Colorado)
Rockvale Statutory town Fremont 511 487 +4.93% 2.040 sq mi
5.283 km2  
250.5/sq mi
96.7/km2  
Town of Rockvale September 30, 1886 map 38°22′11″N 105°09′50″W / 38.3697°N 105.1639°W / 38.3697; -105.1639 (Town of Rockvale, Colorado)
Rocky Ford Statutory city Otero 3,876 3,957 −2.05% 1.679 sq mi
4.348 km2  
2309/sq mi
891/km2  
City of Rocky Ford August 19, 1887 map 38°03′09″N 103°43′13″W / 38.0525°N 103.7202°W / 38.0525; -103.7202 (City of Rocky Ford, Colorado)
Romeo Statutory town Conejos 302 404 −25.25% 0.233 sq mi
0.604 km2  
1295/sq mi
500/km2  
Town of Romeo September 4, 1923 map 37°10′20″N 105°59′07″W / 37.1722°N 105.9853°W / 37.1722; -105.9853 (Town of Romeo, Colorado)
Rye Statutory town Pueblo 206 153 +34.64% 0.094 sq mi
0.244 km2  
2187/sq mi
844/km2  
Town of Rye November 22, 1937 map 37°55′25″N 104°55′49″W / 37.9236°N 104.9303°W / 37.9236; -104.9303 (Town of Rye, Colorado)
Saguache Statutory town Saguache 539 485 +11.13% 0.394 sq mi
1.021 km2  
1367/sq mi
528/km2  
Town of Saguache August 13, 1891 map 38°05′15″N 106°08′31″W / 38.0875°N 106.1420°W / 38.0875; -106.1420 (Town of Saguache, Colorado)
Salida Statutory city Chaffee 5,666 5,236 +8.21% 2.792 sq mi
7.230 km2  
2030/sq mi
784/km2  
City of Salida March 23, 1891 map 38°32′05″N 105°59′56″W / 38.5347°N 105.9989°W / 38.5347; -105.9989 (City of Salida, Colorado)
San Luis Statutory town Costilla 598 629 −4.93% 0.567 sq mi
1.468 km2  
1055/sq mi
407/km2  
Town of San Luis 1885 map 37°12′03″N 105°25′26″W / 37.2008°N 105.4239°W / 37.2008; -105.4239 (Town of San Luis, Colorado)
Sanford Home rule town Conejos 879 879 0.00% 1.460 sq mi
3.782 km2  
602/sq mi
232/km2  
Town of Sanford April 9, 1907 map 37°15′30″N 105°54′17″W / 37.2583°N 105.9047°W / 37.2583; -105.9047 (Town of Sanford, Colorado)
Sawpit Statutory town San Miguel 38 40 −5.00% 0.030 sq mi
0.078 km2  
1262/sq mi
487/km2  
Town of Sawpit 1896 map 37°59′43″N 108°00′06″W / 37.9953°N 108.0017°W / 37.9953; -108.0017 (Town of Sawpit, Colorado)
Sedgwick Statutory town Sedgwick 172 146 +17.81% 0.389 sq mi
1.008 km2  
442/sq mi
171/km2  
Town of Sedgwick January 28, 1918 map 40°56′11″N 102°31′32″W / 40.9364°N 102.5255°W / 40.9364; -102.5255 (Town of Sedgwick, Colorado)
Seibert Statutory town Kit Carson 172 181 −4.97% 0.343 sq mi
0.888 km2  
502/sq mi
194/km2  
Town of Seibert June 21, 1917 map 39°17′57″N 102°52′09″W / 39.2992°N 102.8691°W / 39.2992; -102.8691 (Town of Seibert, Colorado)
Severance Statutory town Weld 7,683 3,165 +142.75% 9.098 sq mi
23.563 km2  
844/sq mi
326/km2  
Town of Severance November 20, 1920 map 40°31′27″N 104°51′04″W / 40.5241°N 104.8511°W / 40.5241; -104.8511 (Town of Severance, Colorado)
Sheridan Home rule city Arapahoe 6,105 5,664 +7.79% 2.223 sq mi
5.758 km2  
2746/sq mi
1,060/km2  
City of Sheridan April 1, 1890 map 39°38′49″N 105°01′31″W / 39.6469°N 105.0253°W / 39.6469; -105.0253 (City of Sheridan, Colorado)
Sheridan Lake Statutory town Kiowa 55 88 −37.50% 0.311 sq mi
0.804 km2  
177.2/sq mi
68.4/km2  
Town of Sheridan Lake June 11, 1951 map 38°28′00″N 102°17′32″W / 38.4667°N 102.2921°W / 38.4667; -102.2921 (Town of Sheridan Lake, Colorado)
Silt Home rule town Garfield 3,536 2,930 +20.68% 1.655 sq mi
4.287 km2  
2136/sq mi
825/km2  
Town of Silt May 19, 1915 map 39°32′55″N 107°39′22″W / 39.5486°N 107.6562°W / 39.5486; -107.6562 (Town of Silt, Colorado)
Silver Cliff Statutory town Custer 609 587 +3.75% 15.458 sq mi
40.035 km2  
39.4/sq mi
15.2/km2  
Town of Silver Cliff February 10, 1879 map 38°08′07″N 105°26′47″W / 38.1353°N 105.4464°W / 38.1353; -105.4464 (Town of Silver Cliff, Colorado)
Silver Plume Statutory town Clear Creek 207 170 +21.76% 0.259 sq mi
0.670 km2  
800/sq mi
309/km2  
Town of Silver Plume September 24, 1880 map 39°41′46″N 105°43′33″W / 39.6961°N 105.7258°W / 39.6961; -105.7258 (Town of Silver Plume, Colorado)
Silverthorne Home rule town Summit 4,402 3,887 +13.25% 4.001 sq mi
10.363 km2  
1100/sq mi
425/km2  
Town of Silverthorne September 5, 1967 map 39°37′56″N 106°04′27″W / 39.6321°N 106.0743°W / 39.6321; -106.0743 (Town of Silverthorne, Colorado)
Silverton Statutory town San Juan 622 637 −2.35% 0.835 sq mi
2.162 km2  
745/sq mi
288/km2  
Town of Silverton November 15, 1885 map 37°48′43″N 107°39′52″W / 37.8119°N 107.6645°W / 37.8119; -107.6645 (Town of Silverton, Colorado)
Simla Statutory town Elbert 601 618 −2.75% 0.616 sq mi
1.596 km2  
975/sq mi
377/km2  
Town of Simla January 15, 1913 map 39°08′30″N 104°05′02″W / 39.1417°N 104.0838°W / 39.1417; -104.0838 (Town of Simla, Colorado)
Snowmass Village Home rule town Pitkin 3,096 2,826 +9.55% 27.782 sq mi
71.955 km2  
111.4/sq mi
43.0/km2  
Town of Snowmass Village 1977 map 39°12′47″N 106°56′16″W / 39.2130°N 106.9378°W / 39.2130; -106.9378 (Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado)
South Fork Statutory town Rio Grande 510 386 +32.12% 2.498 sq mi
6.470 km2  
204.2/sq mi
78.8/km2  
Town of South Fork May 19, 1992 map 37°40′12″N 106°38′23″W / 37.6700°N 106.6398°W / 37.6700; -106.6398 (Town of South Fork, Colorado)
Springfield Statutory town Baca 1,325 1,451 −8.68% 1.126 sq mi
2.917 km2  
1176/sq mi
454/km2  
Town of Springfield January 16, 1889 map 37°24′30″N 102°36′52″W / 37.4083°N 102.6144°W / 37.4083; -102.6144 (Town of Springfield, Colorado)
Starkville Statutory town Las Animas 62 59 +5.08% 0.073 sq mi
0.189 km2  
850/sq mi
328/km2  
Town of Starkville March 2, 1954 map 37°06′55″N 104°31′27″W / 37.1153°N 104.5242°W / 37.1153; -104.5242 (Town of Starkville, Colorado)
Steamboat Springs Home rule city Routt 13,224 12,088 +9.40% 9.888 sq mi
25.609 km2  
1337/sq mi
516/km2  
City of Steamboat Springs July 19, 1900 map 40°29′06″N 106°49′54″W / 40.4850°N 106.8317°W / 40.4850; -106.8317 (City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
Sterling Home rule city Logan 13,735 14,777 −7.05% 7.583 sq mi
19.641 km2  
1811/sq mi
699/km2  
City of Sterling December 3, 1884 map 40°37′32″N 103°12′28″W / 40.6255°N 103.2077°W / 40.6255; -103.2077 (City of Sterling, Colorado)
Stratton Statutory town Kit Carson 656 658 −0.30% 0.514 sq mi
1.331 km2  
1277/sq mi
493/km2  
Town of Stratton April 15, 1917 map 39°18′12″N 102°36′17″W / 39.3033°N 102.6046°W / 39.3033; -102.6046 (Town of Stratton, Colorado)
Sugar City Statutory town Crowley 259 258 +0.39% 0.385 sq mi
0.997 km2  
673/sq mi
260/km2  
Town of Sugar City July 2, 1900 map 38°13′55″N 103°39′47″W / 38.2319°N 103.6630°W / 38.2319; -103.6630 (Town of Sugar City, Colorado)
Superior Statutory town Boulder,
Jefferson
13,094 12,483 +4.89% 3.933 sq mi
10.186 km2  
3329/sq mi
1,285/km2  
Town of Superior June 10, 1904 map 39°57′10″N 105°10′07″W / 39.9528°N 105.1686°W / 39.9528; -105.1686 (Town of Superior, Colorado)
Swink Statutory town Otero 604 617 −2.11% 0.280 sq mi
0.725 km2  
2158/sq mi
833/km2  
Town of Swink June 6, 1906 map 38°00′52″N 103°37′42″W / 38.0145°N 103.6283°W / 38.0145; -103.6283 (Town of Swink, Colorado)
Telluride Home rule town San Miguel 2,607 2,325 +12.13% 2.222 sq mi
5.755 km2  
1173/sq mi
453/km2  
Town of Telluride February 10, 1887 map 37°56′15″N 107°48′44″W / 37.9375°N 107.8123°W / 37.9375; -107.8123 (Town of Telluride, Colorado)
Thornton Home rule city Adams,
Weld
141,867 118,772 +19.44% 35.924 sq mi
93.043 km2  
3949/sq mi
1,525/km2  
City of Thornton June 12, 1956 map 39°52′05″N 104°58′19″W / 39.8680°N 104.9719°W / 39.8680; -104.9719 (City of Thornton, Colorado)
Timnath Home rule town Larimer 6,487 625 +937.92% 6.565 sq mi
17.004 km2  
988/sq mi
381/km2  
Town of Timnath July 6, 1920 map 40°31′45″N 104°59′07″W / 40.5291°N 104.9853°W / 40.5291; -104.9853 (Town of Timnath, Colorado)
Trinidad Home rule city Las Animas 8,329 9,096 −8.43% 9.385 sq mi
24.306 km2  
888/sq mi
343/km2  
City of Trinidad December 30, 1879 map 37°10′10″N 104°30′02″W / 37.1695°N 104.5005°W / 37.1695; -104.5005 (City of Trinidad, Colorado)
Two Buttes Statutory town Baca 34 43 −20.93% 0.248 sq mi
0.642 km2  
137.2/sq mi
53.0/km2  
Town of Two Buttes October 19, 1911 map 37°33′40″N 102°23′52″W / 37.5611°N 102.3977°W / 37.5611; -102.3977 (Town of Two Buttes, Colorado)
Vail Home rule town Eagle 4,835 5,305 −8.86% 4.706 sq mi
12.188 km2  
1027/sq mi
397/km2  
Town of Vail 1966 map 39°38′25″N 106°22′27″W / 39.6403°N 106.3742°W / 39.6403; -106.3742 (Town of Vail, Colorado)
Victor Statutory city Teller 379 397 −4.53% 0.287 sq mi
0.744 km2  
1319/sq mi
509/km2  
City of Victor July 16, 1894 map 38°42′36″N 105°08′24″W / 38.7100°N 105.1400°W / 38.7100; -105.1400 (City of Victor, Colorado)
Vilas Statutory town Baca 98 114 −14.04% 0.128 sq mi
0.331 km2  
767/sq mi
296/km2  
Town of Vilas June 25, 1888 map 37°22′25″N 102°26′47″W / 37.3736°N 102.4463°W / 37.3736; -102.4463 (Town of Vilas, Colorado)
Vona Statutory town Kit Carson 95 106 −10.38% 0.221 sq mi
0.573 km2  
429/sq mi
166/km2  
Town of Vona August 9, 1919 map 39°18′13″N 102°44′35″W / 39.3036°N 102.7430°W / 39.3036; -102.7430 (Town of Vona, Colorado)
Walden Statutory town Jackson 606 608 −0.33% 0.335 sq mi
0.868 km2  
1808/sq mi
698/km2  
Town of Walden December 2, 1890 map 40°43′54″N 106°17′01″W / 40.7316°N 106.2836°W / 40.7316; -106.2836 (Town of Walden, Colorado)
Walsenburg Statutory city Huerfano 3,049 3,068 −0.62% 2.990 sq mi
7.743 km2  
1020/sq mi
394/km2  
City of Walsenburg June 16, 1873 map 37°37′27″N 104°46′49″W / 37.6242°N 104.7803°W / 37.6242; -104.7803 (City of Walsenburg, Colorado)
Walsh Statutory town Baca 543 546 −0.55% 0.447 sq mi
1.158 km2  
1214/sq mi
469/km2  
Town of Walsh July 19, 1928 map 37°23′10″N 102°16′42″W / 37.3861°N 102.2782°W / 37.3861; -102.2782 (Town of Walsh, Colorado)
Ward Home rule town Boulder 128 150 −14.67% 0.536 sq mi
1.387 km2  
239/sq mi
92.3/km2  
Town of Ward June 9, 1896 map 40°04′20″N 105°30′30″W / 40.0722°N 105.5083°W / 40.0722; -105.5083 (Town of Ward, Colorado)
Wellington Statutory town Larimer 11,047 6,289 +75.66% 3.630 sq mi
9.401 km2  
3043/sq mi
1,175/km2  
Town of Wellington November 10, 1905 map 40°42′14″N 105°00′31″W / 40.7039°N 105.0086°W / 40.7039; -105.0086 (Town of Wellington, Colorado)
Westcliffe Statutory town Custer 435 568 −23.42% 1.235 sq mi
3.198 km2  
352/sq mi
136/km2  
Town of Westcliffe November 21, 1887 map 38°08′05″N 105°27′57″W / 38.1347°N 105.4658°W / 38.1347; -105.4658 (Town of Westcliffe, Colorado)
Westminster Home rule city Adams,
Jefferson
116,317 106,114 +9.62% 31.585 sq mi
81.806 km2  
3683/sq mi
1,422/km2  
City of Westminster May 24, 1911 map 39°50′12″N 105°02′14″W / 39.8367°N 105.0372°W / 39.8367; -105.0372 (City of Westminster, Colorado)
Wheat Ridge Home rule city Jefferson 32,398 30,166 +7.40% 9.344 sq mi
24.200 km2  
3467/sq mi
1,339/km2  
City of Wheat Ridge August 20, 1969 map 39°45′58″N 105°04′38″W / 39.7661°N 105.0772°W / 39.7661; -105.0772 (City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado)
Wiggins Statutory town Morgan 1,401 893 +56.89% 1.323 sq mi
3.426 km2  
1059/sq mi
409/km2  
Town of Wiggins October 11, 1974 map 40°13′50″N 104°04′22″W / 40.2305°N 104.0727°W / 40.2305; -104.0727 (Town of Wiggins, Colorado)
Wiley Statutory town Prowers 437 405 +7.90% 0.311 sq mi
0.806 km2  
1404/sq mi
542/km2  
Town of Wiley January 28, 1909 map 38°09′15″N 102°43′11″W / 38.1542°N 102.7196°W / 38.1542; -102.7196 (Town of Wiley, Colorado)
Williamsburg Statutory town Fremont 731 662 +10.42% 3.532 sq mi
9.148 km2  
207/sq mi
79.9/km2  
Town of Williamsburg April 7, 1888 map 38°22′55″N 105°09′07″W / 38.3819°N 105.1519°W / 38.3819; -105.1519 (Town of Williamsburg, Colorado)
Windsor Home rule town Weld,
Larimer
32,716 18,644 +75.48% 25.629 sq mi
66.379 km2  
1277/sq mi
493/km2  
Town of Windsor April 15, 1890 map 40°28′39″N 104°54′05″W / 40.4775°N 104.9014°W / 40.4775; -104.9014 (Town of Windsor, Colorado)
Winter Park Home rule town Grand 1,033 999 +3.40% 16.889 sq mi
43.743 km2  
61.2/sq mi
23.6/km2  
Town of Winter Park September 1, 1979 map 39°53′30″N 105°45′47″W / 39.8917°N 105.7631°W / 39.8917; -105.7631 (Town of Winter Park, Colorado)
Woodland Park Home rule city Teller 7,920 7,200 +10.00% 6.611 sq mi
17.123 km2  
1198/sq mi
463/km2  
City of Woodland Park June 6, 1891 map 38°59′38″N 105°03′25″W / 38.9939°N 105.0569°W / 38.9939; -105.0569 (City of Woodland Park, Colorado)
Wray Home rule city Yuma 2,358 2,342 +0.68% 3.479 sq mi
9.010 km2  
678/sq mi
262/km2  
City of Wray June 22, 1906 map 40°04′33″N 102°13′24″W / 40.0758°N 102.2232°W / 40.0758; -102.2232 (City of Wray, Colorado)
Yampa Statutory town Routt 399 429 −6.99% 0.240 sq mi
0.622 km2  
1661/sq mi
641/km2  
Town of Yampa February 25, 1907 map 40°09′09″N 106°54′31″W / 40.1525°N 106.9087°W / 40.1525; -106.9087 (Town of Yampa, Colorado)
Yuma Home rule city Yuma 3,456 3,524 −1.93% 3.172 sq mi
8.214 km2  
1090/sq mi
421/km2  
City of Yuma March 24, 1887 map 40°07′20″N 102°43′31″W / 40.1222°N 102.7252°W / 40.1222; -102.7252 (Town of Yuma, Colorado)
The 271 municipalities active in 2020 4,299,942 3,671,234 +17.13% 1,968 sq mi
5097 km2  
2,185/sq mi
844/km2  

Municipalities in multiple counties

Twenty-one active municipalities currently extend into more than one county.

Colorado municipalities in multiple counties

Municipality Counties 2020 Census population
Total by county %
Arvada Jefferson 124,402 121,510 98%
Adams 2,892 2%
Aurora Arapahoe 386,261 336,035 87%
Adams 47,720 12%
Douglas 2,506 1%
Basalt Eagle 3,984 2,917 73%
Pitkin 1,067 27%
Bennett Adams 2,862 2,443 85%
Arapahoe 419 15%
Berthoud Larimer 10,332 10,071 97%
Weld 261 3%
Bow Mar Arapahoe 853 587 69%
Jefferson 266 31%
Brighton Adams 40,083 39,718 99%
Weld 365 1%
Center Saguache 1,929 1,885 98%
Rio Grande 44 2%
Central City Gilpin 779 779 100%
Clear Creek 0 0%
Erie Weld 30,038 17,387 58%
Boulder 12,651 42%
Green Mountain Falls El Paso 646 622 96%
Teller 24 4%
Johnstown Weld 17,303 12,547 73%
Larimer 4,756 27%
Littleton Arapahoe 45,652 42,702 94%
Jefferson 2,310 5%
Douglas 640 1%
Lochbuie Weld 8,088 8,087 99.99%
Adams 1 0.01%
Longmont Boulder 98,885 97,587 99%
Weld 1,298 1%
Northglenn Adams 38,131 38,106 99.93%
Weld 25 0.07%
Superior Boulder 13,094 13,094 100%
Jefferson 0 0%
Thornton Adams 141,867 141,867 100%
Weld 0 0%
Timnath Larimer 6,487 6,482 99.92%
Weld 5 0.08%
Westminster Adams 116,317 71,240 61%
Jefferson 45,077 39%
Windsor Weld 32,716 24,997 76%
Larimer 7,719 24%

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b For the most recent population estimates, see the List of Colorado municipalities by population.
  2. ^ a b The 2020 statistics exclude the Town of Carbonate and the Town of Keystone which were not active in 2020.
  3. ^ Three Colorado county seats: Brighton, Central City, and Littleton, extend into adjacent counties.
  4. ^ The unincorporated community of Conejos, a census-designated place (CDP), is the seat of Conejos County. Conejos is the last unincorporated county seat in Colorado.
  5. ^ Municipal websites from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
  6. ^ Municipal maps from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  7. ^ Akron has been the seat of Washington County, Colorado since the county was created on February 9, 1887.
  8. ^ Alamosa has been the seat of Alamosa County, Colorado since the county was created on March 8, 1913.
  9. ^ Located at an elevation of 10,361 feet (3,158 m), the Town of Alma, Colorado has been the highest elevation populated municipality in the United States since 1890.
  10. ^ Aspen has been the seat of Pitkin County, Colorado since the county was created on February 23, 1881.
  11. ^ Ault was originally incorporated on April 11, 1904 as the Town of Bergdorf.
  12. ^ The City of Aurora is the 51st most populous U.S. municipality.
  13. ^ The City of Aurora is a principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  14. ^ Aurora was originally incorporated on May 5, 1903 as the Town of Fletcher.
  15. ^ Bonanza was originally incorporated on January 13, 1881 as the Town of Bonanza City.
  16. ^ On November 28, 1859, the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson created 12 counties, with Boulder City as the seat of Jackson County, Jefferson Territory. On November 1, 1861, the new Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Boulder City as the seat of Boulder County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, Boulder has been the seat of Boulder County, Colorado.
  17. ^ Boulder was originally incorporated by the Territory of Colorado on November 4, 1871 as the City of Boulder City.
  18. ^ The Town of Breckenridge is the principal city of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  19. ^ On November 28, 1859, the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson created 12 counties, with Breckenridge as the seat of Saratoga County, Jefferson Territory. On January 18, 1860, the spelling of the town's name was changed to Breckinridge in honor of U.S. Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge. On December 2, 1861, after John Breckinridge accepted a commission as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, the town changed its name back to the original Breckenridge. In 1862, county voters selected Breckenridge as the new seat of Summit County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Summit County, Colorado.
  20. ^ Brighton has been the seat of Adams County, Colorado since the county was created on November 15, 1902.
  21. ^ a b The City of Brighton is the seat of Adams County, but extends into Weld County.
  22. ^ The City and County of Broomfield was consolidated on November 15, 2001.
  23. ^ As a consolidated city and county, the City and County of Broomfield is its own county seat.
  24. ^ The City and County of Broomfield was consolidated on November 15, 2001.
  25. ^ Buena Vista served as the seat of Chaffee County, Colorado from 1888 until 1928.
  26. ^ Burlington has been the seat of Kit Carson County, Colorado since the county was created on April 11, 1889.
  27. ^ The City of Cañon City is a principal city of the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  28. ^ On November 1, 1861, the new Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Cañon City as the seat of Fremont County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Fremont County, Colorado. Cañon City has also been spelled Canon City and Canyon City.
  29. ^ Carbonate served as the original seat of Garfield County, Colorado for several months after the county was created on February 10, 1883. On November 4, 2014, the property owners of Carbonate, Colorado voted 9 to 0 to reactivate the town government despite having no year-round residents since the 1890 United States Census.
  30. ^ The City of Castle Pines North was incorporated on November 6, 2007. An election on November 2, 2010, changed the name to the City of Castle Pines.
  31. ^ In 1874, county voters selected Castle Rock as the new seat of Douglas County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Douglas County, Colorado.
  32. ^ On November 28, 1859, the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson created 12 counties, with Central City as the seat of Mountain County, Jefferson Territory. On November 1, 1861, the new Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Central City as the seat of Gilpin County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Gilpin County, Colorado. Central City uses the municipal title City of Central.
  33. ^ a b The City of Central is the seat of Gilpin County, but extends into an uninhabited area of Clear Creek County.
  34. ^ Cheyenne Wells has been the seat of Cheyenne County, Colorado since the county was created on March 25, 1889.
  35. ^ The Town of Coal Creek should not be confused with the Coal Creek CDP.
  36. ^ The City of Colorado Springs is the 40th most populous U.S. municipality.
  37. ^ The City of Colorado Springs is the principal city of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  38. ^ In 1873, county voters selected Colorado Springs as the new seat of El Paso County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of El Paso County, Colorado.
  39. ^ Commerce City was originally incorporated on December 18, 1952 as the Town of Commerce Town.
  40. ^ Cortez has been the seat of Montezuma County, Colorado since the county was created on April 16, 1889.
  41. ^ The City of Craig is a principal city of the Craig, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  42. ^ On August 28, 1889, Yampa changed its name to Craig. Craig has been the seat of Moffat County, Colorado since the county was created on February 27, 1911.
  43. ^ On November 7, 1893, county voters selected Amethyst as the new seat of Mineral County, Colorado. On February 2, 1909, Amethyst changed its name to Creede. Creede has continued to serve as county seat. Creede uses the official title City of Creede despite its status as a Colorado statutory town.
  44. ^ Creede uses the official title City of Creede despite its status as a Colorado statutory town.
  45. ^ Fremont changed its name to Morland on December 9, 1891; then changed it back to Fremont on February 4, 1892; then changed it to Cripple Creek on June 20, 1892. Cripple Creek has been the seat of Teller County, Colorado since the county was created on March 23, 1899.
  46. ^ On February 10, 1874, the Territory of Colorado created Rio Grande County, Colorado Territory with Del Norte as the original county seat, until statehood on August 1, 1876, when Del Norte became the seat of Rio Grande County, Colorado.
  47. ^ Delta has been the seat of Delta County, Colorado since the county was created on February 11, 1883.
  48. ^ The City and County of Denver is the 19th most populous U.S. municipality.
  49. ^ The City and County of Denver is the principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  50. ^ On August 24, 1859, voters of the Pike's Peak mining region approved the formation of the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson with Denver City as the territorial capital. On November 28, 1859, the extralegal territory created 12 counties, with Denver City as the seat of Arrappahoe County, Jefferson Territory. On December 3, 1859, the Jefferson Territory granted a charter to the consolidated City of Denver, Auraria, and Highland, still commonly known as Denver City. On November 13, 1860, the Jefferson Territory moved its capital to Golden City. On February 28, 1861, U.S. President James Buchanan signed An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory of Colorado, which designated Denver City as the original capital of the Colorado Territory. On June 6, 1861, the Jefferson Territory officially yielded to the new territory. On November 1, 1861, the Colorado Territory created 17 original counties, with Denver City as the original seat of Arapahoe County. On November 7, 1861, the Colorado Territory reincorporated the city as the City of Denver City. On July 7, 1862, the Colorado Territory moved its capital to Colorado City. On February 13, 1866, the city shortened its name to the City of Denver. Denver served again as the capital of the Colorado Territory from December 9, 1867, until statehood on August 1, 1876, when Denver became the (first and only) capital of the State of Colorado. The City and County of Denver was consolidated on December 1, 1902.
  51. ^ Denver has retained its "Mile-High City" elevation of 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) despite advances in scientific measurement. When the National Geodetic Survey makes adjustments to the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD), the State of Colorado moves the official mile-high elevation point up or down the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol to reflect the changes. Most of Denver actually lies above this elevation.
  52. ^ As a consolidated city and county, the City and County of Denver is its own county seat.
  53. ^ Dinosaur was originally incorporated on December 18, 1947 as the Town of Artesia.
  54. ^ Dove Creek has served as the seat of Dolores County, Colorado since 1945.
  55. ^ The City of Durango is the principal city of the Durango, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  56. ^ Durango has served as the seat of La Plata County, Colorado since 1881.
  57. ^ Eads has served as the seat of Kiowa County, Colorado since 1902.
  58. ^ Castle changed its name to Eagle on September 3, 1891. Eagle has served as the seat of Eagle County, Colorado since 1921.
  59. ^ Evans served as the seat of Weld County, Colorado Territory from 1870 until 1874 and again from 1875 until statehood on August 1, 1876, when it became the seat of Weld County, Colorado until the following year.
  60. ^ On November 7, 1867, county voters selected Fair Play as the new seat of Park County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Park County, Colorado. On October 1, 1924, Fair Play changed its name to Fairplay, and has continued to serve as county seat.
  61. ^ The City of Fort Collins is the principal city of the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  62. ^ In 1868, county voters selected Fort Collins as the new seat of Larimer County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Larimer County, Colorado.
  63. ^ The City of Fort Morgan is the principal city of the Fort Morgan, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  64. ^ Fort Morgan has been the seat of Morgan County, Colorado since the county was created on February 19, 1889.
  65. ^ In 1867, county voters selected Georgetown as the new seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado.
  66. ^ The City of Glenwood Springs is a principal city of the Glenwood Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  67. ^ On June 25, 1883, Defiance changed its name to Barlow, and several months later, county voters selected Barlow as the new seat of Garfield County, Colorado. On March 28, 1884, Barlow changed its name to Glenwood Springs, and Glenwood Springs continues to serve as county seat.
  68. ^ On November 6, 1860, the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson designated Golden City as the new seat of Jefferson County, Jefferson Territory, and on November 13, 1860, it designated Golden City as its new territorial capital. On November 1, 1861, the new Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Golden City as the original seat of Jefferson County, Colorado Territory. Golden City served as the third capital of the Colorado Territory from August 14, 1862, until December 9, 1967. On June 27, 1876, Golden City shortened its name to Golden, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, Golden has been the seat of Jefferson County, Colorado.
  69. ^ Golden was originally incorporated by the Territory of Colorado on January 2, 1871 as the City of Golden City.
  70. ^ The City of Grand Junction is the principal city of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  71. ^ On May 26, 1882, Ute changed its name to Grand Junction. Grand Junction has been the seat of Mesa County, Colorado since the county was created on February 11, 1883.
  72. ^ Grand Lake served as the seat of Grand County, Colorado from 1882 until 1888. On June 30, 1895, Grand Lake changed its name to Grandlake; then changed it back to Grand Lake on April 1, 1938.
  73. ^ The City of Greeley is the principal city of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  74. ^ Greeley served as the seat of Weld County, Colorado Territory from 1874 until 1875. Greeley has served as the seat of Weld County, Colorado since 1877.
  75. ^ Gunnison has been the seat of Gunnison County, Colorado since the county was created on March 9, 1877.
  76. ^ On January 29, 1877, the state created Routt County, Colorado and designated Hayden as the original county seat. Hayden served as county seat until 1878.
  77. ^ Holyoke has been the seat of Phillips County, Colorado since the county was created on March 27, 1889.
  78. ^ Hot Sulphur Springs served as the original seat of Grand County, Colorado Territory since the county was created on February 2, 1874, and with statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Grand County, Colorado until 1882 and then again from 1888 to present. On June 26, 1894, Hot Sulphur Springs changed its name to Sulphur Springs, then changed it back to Hot Sulphur Springs on February 15, 1912.
  79. ^ Hugo has been the seat of Lincoln County, Colorado since the county was created on April 11, 1889.
  80. ^ On November 1, 1861, the Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Idaho as the original seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado Territory, serving until 1867. On April 7, 1876, Idaho changed its name to Idaho Springs.
  81. ^ Ignacio is the headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
  82. ^ On May 26, 1886, Denver Junction changed its name to Julesburg. Julesburg has been the seat of Sedgwick County, Colorado since the county was created on April 9, 1889.
  83. ^ Keystone population and area prior to February 8, 2024 are for the Keystone CDP.
  84. ^ On February 2, 1874, the Territory of Colorado created Elbert County, Colorado Territory, with Kiowa as the county seat, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Elbert County, Colorado.
  85. ^ Kit Carson served as the seat of Greenwood County, Colorado Territory for the four years it existed from February 11, 1870, until February 6, 1874.
  86. ^ La Junta has been the seat of Otero County, Colorado since the county was created on March 25, 1889.
  87. ^ In 1875, county voters selected Lake City as the new seat of Hinsdale County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Hinsdale County, Colorado.
  88. ^ The City of Lakewood is a principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  89. ^ Lamar has been the seat of Prowers County, Colorado since the county was created on April 11, 1889.
  90. ^ On February 11, 1870, the Territory of Colorado created Bent County, Colorado Territory, with Las Animas serving as the original county seat for only a few months. Las Animas served as county seat again from 1872 until 1875, when the county seat was moved to West Las Animas. With statehood on August 1, 1876, West Las Animas became the seat of Bent County, Colorado. On September 4, 1886, West Las Animas changed its name to Las Animas, and Las Animas has served as the county seat since.
  91. ^ LaSalle was originally incorporated in 1910 as the Town of La Salle.
  92. ^ Leadville has served as the seat of Lake County, Colorado since it was re-created on February 10, 1879.
  93. ^ Voters selected Littleton as the seat of South Arapahoe County, Colorado, which was renamed and re-created on November 15, 1902. Littleton has remained the seat since the county name was changed back to Arapahoe County, Colorado on April 11, 1903.
  94. ^ a b The City of Littleton is the seat of Arapahoe County, but extends into both Jefferson and Douglas counties.
  95. ^ Meeker has been the seat of Rio Blanco County, Colorado since the county was created on March 25, 1889.
  96. ^ The City of Montrose is the principal city of the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  97. ^ Montrose has been the seat of Montrose County, Colorado since the county was created on February 11, 1883.
  98. ^ Ordway has been the seat of Crowley County, Colorado since the county was created on May 29, 1911.
  99. ^ Ouray has been the seat of Ouray County, Colorado since the county was created on January 18, 1877, although the name of the county was changed to Uncompahgre County for the three days from February 27 to March 2, 1883.
  100. ^ Pagosa Springs has been the seat of Archuleta County, Colorado since the county was created on April 14, 1885.
  101. ^ Parachute was originally incorporated on April 1, 1908 as the Town of Grand Valley.
  102. ^ The City of Pueblo is the principal city of the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  103. ^ On November 28, 1859, the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson created 12 counties, with Pueblo as the seat of Fountain County, Jefferson Territory. On November 1, 1861, the new Territory of Colorado created 17 original counties, with Pueblo as the seat of Pueblo County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Pueblo County, Colorado.
  104. ^ Raymer is served by the New Raymer post office, creating some confusion about the town's name.
  105. ^ Red Cliff served as the original seat of Eagle County, Colorado since the county was created on February 11, 1883, until 1921. Red Cliff changed its name to Redcliff on February 7, 1895; then changed it back to Red Cliff on April 1, 1979.
  106. ^ Rico served as the original seat of Dolores County, Colorado since the county was created on March 4, 1881, until 1945.
  107. ^ On December 29, 1866, the Territory of Colorado created Saguache County, Colorado Territory with Saguache as the county seat, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Saguache County, Colorado.
  108. ^ a b The name "Saguache" is pronounced /səˈwætʃ/. This name comes from the Ute language noun "sawup" /səˈwʌp/ meaning "sand dunes". The Spanish language version of this name is usually spelled "Saguache", while the English language version is usually spelled "Sawatch".
  109. ^ On March 28, 1881, Arkansas changed its name to Salida. Salida has served as the seat of Chaffee County, Colorado since 1928.
  110. ^ San Luis de la Culebra was settled on April 9, 1851. In 1863, county voters selected San Luis as the new seat of Costilla County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Costilla County, Colorado. San Luis is the oldest continuously occupied community in Colorado.
  111. ^ On September 20, 1887, Bee changed its name to Sheridan Lake; then changed it back to Bee on October 15, 1887; then changed it back again to Sheridan Lake on October 27, 1887. Sheridan Lake served as the original seat of Kiowa County, Colorado since the county was created on April 11, 1889, until 1902.
  112. ^ Silver Cliff served as the seat of Custer County, Colorado from 1886 until 1928.
  113. ^ On January 31, 1876, the Territory of Colorado created San Juan County, Colorado Territory with Silverton as the county seat, and since statehood on August 1 of that year, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado.
  114. ^ Springfield has been the seat of Baca County, Colorado since the county was created on April 16, 1889.
  115. ^ The City of Steamboat Springs is the principal city of the Steamboat Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area.
  116. ^ Steamboat Springs has served as the seat of Routt County, Colorado since 1912.
  117. ^ The City of Sterling is the principal city of the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  118. ^ Sterling has been the seat of Logan County, Colorado since the county was created on February 25, 1887.
  119. ^ On July 26, 1880, Columbia changed its name to Telluride. Telluride has been the seat of San Miguel County, Colorado since the county was created on March 2, 1883.
  120. ^ Telluride was originally incorporated on February 10, 1887 as the Town of Columbia.
  121. ^ On February 9, 1866, the Territory of Colorado created Las Animas County, Colorado Territory with Trinidad as its seat until statehood on August 1, 1876, when it became the seat of Las Animas County, Colorado.
  122. ^ Walden has been the seat of Jackson County, Colorado since the county was created on May 5, 1909.
  123. ^ In 1874, county voters selected Walsenburgh as the new seat of Huerfano County, Colorado Territory, and since statehood on August 1, 1876, the seat of Huerfano County, Colorado. On October 20, 1887, Walsenburgh changed its name to Tourist; then changed it back Walsenburgh on November 29, 1887; then shortened it to Walsenburg on December 22, 1892.
  124. ^ Westcliffe has served as the seat of Custer County, Colorado since 1928.
  125. ^ Wray has served as the seat of Yuma County, Colorado since 1902.
  126. ^ Yuma served as the original seat of Yuma County, Colorado from the creation of the county on March 15, 1889, until 1902.

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