6 Colorado Counties Gaining the Most Tax Receipts

Date: September 30, 2015

Douglas County leads the state.

Thanks to people moving here from other states, Colorado gained more than $16 billion in adjusted gross income from 1992-2013.

How Money Walks, a website arguing that Americans are relocating to states with pro-growth tax policies, has ranked the six Colorado counties that contributed most to that gain. Its data comes from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Census Bureau.

  1. Douglas County, which gained $5.8 billion in adjusted gross income from 1992-2013. Newcomers to the county tended to come from elsewhere in the state: Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Elbert County and El Paso County, according to the website.

  2. Weld County, which gained $1.54 billion. Weld drew population from Boulder County, Larimer, Adams, Jefferson and Arapahoe.

  3. Larimer County, which gained $1.45 billion in adjusted gross income. Its new residents came largely from Boulder and Jefferson counties in Colorado, plus Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County and Harris County, Texas.

  4. El Paso County, which gained $1.27 billion. This county drew from Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Clara County, El Paso County in Texas and San Diego County.

  5. Adams County, which gained $1.16 billion, thanks to people moving from Denver County, Jefferson County, Boulder County, Arapahoe County and Los Angeles County.

  6. Boulder County, which gained $1.04 billion. Its new residents tended to come from Santa Clara County, Cook County (home of Chicago) and Los Angeles, San Diego and Alameda counties.

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