See Which Colorado Cities Made the List
Based on a Population of at least 21k
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
With year-round recreation, a plethora of wonderful restaurants, wineries, breweries, and events going on, residents have it pretty good in Colorado. Not only do they have access to all this, they also benefit from higher household incomes compared to other states in the U.S. Getting around in the state is also a lot easier because commutes are generally shorter than average. To top it all off, Colorado is known for its lower crime rate on a national scale. Its cities Thornton, Parker, Centennial, and Castle Rock made it to our list of the top 100 safest cities in America.
Of the 25 scored cities in Colorado, the top 8 have a Safety Score of at least 80. Thornton, Colorado’s safest city ranks at 88.45. Since it’s fairly close to Denver, residents may commute from Thornton to Denver to get to work or school. While Denver still makes the top 25 scored cities in Colorado, it ranks at only 69.92. The fact that Denver is a more densely populated city may contribute to its lower ranking, while Thornton is a smaller region with predominantly families and married couples. Denver residents may still want to consider a home security system just to be safe.
Parker (88.15), Windsor (87.45), Centennial (86.21), and Castle Rock (84.97) are a few other cities that made it to the top 5 safest cities of Colorado an the top 25th percentile in the US. These cities are scattered throughout the state.
Several reports have shown that Denver will be a hot spot for employment from 2017 onwards. Denver was ranked seventh in the country for the rate of new private-sector jobs in the past year, while Colorado was ranked fifth among the United States for job growth rate in the past year. With so many great neighboring cities around Denver that are easy to commute to and from, those entering the job market in the area don’t have to worry much about safety.