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Were you born in Colorado?

Born in Colorado and have spent the majority of my life in CO
40
22%
Born in Colorado but have not spent the majority of my life in CO
2
1%
Not born in Colorado but have spent the majority of my life in CO
35
20%
Not born in Colorado and have not spent the majority of my life in CO (yet?)
101
57%
 
Total votes: 178
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zerosignal28 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:56 amWhat I am frustrated with is the people who move here and abuse this state
True, but many natives abuse the state too.
If you're going to move to Colorado, you should respect our community and adapt.
So what you're saying is that anyone moving here should all conform to the values of the democratic party just because the governor of Colorado was democratic in the time period you were born and grew up in, and that people shouldn't have a choice?
Let's not even get into the issues with the overcrowding and cost of living.


You seem to think that only Denver or the Front Range is "Colorado". It is part of it, but hardly the majority of the state. There are 52 people per square mile in the state. If you eliminate the Front Range Cities, which are only a very small percentage of land in Colorado, the population of the rest of Colorado is 7-8 people per square mile. That's only a little more than Wyoming or Montana. 7-8 people per square mile isn't that crowded and a lot of areas in Colorado have a lot less population density than that.
Frankly I just miss the days of Denver being a hidden gem and life moved at a more casual pace.
Why not move then?

As long as people keep having babies, the population will grow. It's not only Denver and it's not only Colorado. Currently, all of the fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Florida, and North Carolina. The closest a Colorado city gets to the top of the list is Castle Rock at #14.

For large cities though, Denver is the 5th fastest growing. Still, it has been like that for decades. There is no big spike in population growth for Denver; it has been steadily growing at about the same rate since the 1870's. The metro area has been growing at a higher rate than the city of Denver, but the rate has been also fairly steady since about 1930 other than a decline after the 1965 flood. There has been no hyperbolic growth for the metro, the growth rate has remained relatively steady since around 1930. Unless you were born before 1930 or 1870 you were part of the steady growth rate since those two periods.
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As an aside, there's way more of a story behind the "Native" stickers than I would have thought. And they are older than I thought.

The guy who sold them all was born in Utah.
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Carl_Healy wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:50 pm As an aside, there's way more of a story behind the "Native" stickers than I would have thought. And they are older than I thought.

The guy who sold them all was born in Utah.
That's feakin' hilarious. :lol:
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"Being a Colorado native: What it takes"
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You forgot one option on the poll: Don't care/whole concept is bullsh*t. Count++
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Carl_Healy wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:50 pm As an aside, there's way more of a story behind the "Native" stickers than I would have thought. And they are older than I thought.

The guy who sold them all was born in Utah.
Wow, that was a fun read, good find!
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zerosignal28 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:56 am

For me it's not about taking pride in being a native, nor is there anger against those who have moved here to enjoy it. What I am frustrated with is the people who move here and abuse this state, or bring their own beliefs from another state and think that everyone already living here should conform to their way of life. If you're going to move to Colorado, you should respect our community and adapt. The east coast attitude and the west coast entitlement is not welcome. Have your opinions, but stop trying to change us. If where you moved from is so great and you can't stop talking about it, why are you here? Colorado is not what it once was and watching it turn into Eastern California is depressing.
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I moved here in '93 and we used to joke that if you had been here more than 18 months you could consider yourself a native. :mrgreen:
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On a slightly related note:
Look up a video “Lives 2 weeks in Colorado...”
by Dude Dad.
Hilarious
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Matt wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:26 am
Dave B wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:25 amNaive.jpg
Dave, those are generic Percocet tabs. Most people will find a way to swallow them, one way or another.
That... would explain a lot, actually
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I've lived here 31 years, and at age 63 I calculate that I'll reach half-Colorado-lifespan around January 1st, 2023.

On an unrelated note, I saw this car when I was biking yesterday...
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Jim Davies wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:57 pm On an unrelated note, I saw this car when I was biking yesterday...
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