We all know that Colorado is growing. Sorry to break it to you, but Colorado is going to continue to grow through 2050.

The first thought you are having is probably blaming implants, but another factor you might not be thinking of is that the world's population continues to grow. Right now, there are over 8 billion people on the planet.

20 years ago, there were 6.3 million people.

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Although there are more people being born every year, there is no doubt that the Front Range is getting its fair share of new residents, whether they were born here or came from a U-Haul truck.

There are tons of new residents from other states. For example, Fort Collins was ranked the 12th fastest-growing city in America. What will the Front Range's population look like in the future?

We Did Some Digging

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We were curious if there were any predictions or insights for how much Northern Colorado is going to grow in the future.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs believes that Northern Colorado is going to be a prime location for new Coloradans for the next few decades. They took a look at historical data for births, deaths, and migration, and they expect an estimated 1.6 million new residents by 2050.

It's Important to Tell You

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The 1.6 million new resident statistic is only a prediction. You never know what can happen, and that number may be larger or smaller in the future.

Where the Most New Residents Will Be

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Looking at the map, it looks like the Greeley area will have the most dramatic changes in terms of population. Nearly 300,000 new residents will be in Greeley in 2050, while 150,000 new residents could be calling Fort Collins home.

You can take a look at all predicted changes in Colorado here.

LOOK: Where people in Colorado are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of states where people from Colorado are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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LOOK: What Colorado's immigrant population looked like in 1900

Stacker compiled a list of the largest sources of immigrants in Colorado in 1900 using data transcribed from the 1900 U.S. Census.

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

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

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

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