KRCC's Bente Birkeland takes an in-depth look at how Colorado's growing population trends will effect the state.

“Colorful Colorado” may need to be changed to “Crowded Colorado.”

Researchers estimate that Colorado’s population will increase 40 percent over the next 25 years, which will impact the state’s natural resources, affordable housing, and much more.   

The state’s population is expected to reach 7.8 million in 2040 – and parts of Colorado are already feeling the pinch of a heavy resident influx. 

Listen above to hear the full story. 

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