05/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Denver Is One Of 5 Fastest Growing Major Counties In Nation: Census

Denver's population spurt accelerated last year as it became the Front Range's growth-rate leader for the first time in decades and one of the five fastest-growing major counties in the nation.

The populations of both Denver and El Paso counties rose above 600,000, with Denver maintaining a 6,000-person lead, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.

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