Colorado residents packing up, moving out at record pace

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its first drop in about a decade last year in the number of people arriving from other states, while those leaving Colorado hit a record high.

The result was the lowest net-migration number — 30,000 total new residents — in seven years.

About 193,000 Colorado residents moved away last year, 10,000 more than in 2015, according to the data.

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