Colorado - Superior - Urban Sprawl

State: Colorado
Region: Superior

Boulder, Colorado’s surging job growth and limitations on residential growth have had a significant impact on housing demand in adjoining communities. The most striking example is the nearby town of Superior. In 1990 the population of Superior was 255; in 1996 it was 3,377. Today it is more than 11,000. It has practically no jobs and no sales tax base. In addition to sprawl, this regional imbalance between jobs and housing has created tremendous problems with traffic congestion, lack of affordable housing and school facility needs.