List of Cities and Towns in Colorado - Legal Distinctions

Legal Distinctions

Colorado law makes relatively few distinctions between a city and a town. In general, cities are more populous than towns, although the towns of Castle Rock and Parker have more than 45,000 residents each, while the city of Black Hawk has fewer than 120 residents.

The City of Central is the only remaining Colorado municipality that does not place its full place name at the end of its municipal name. The towns of Garden City, Lake City, Orchard City, and Sugar City are statutory towns despite the word city at the end of their name. The municipality of Creede uses the official title "city of Creede" despite its status as a Colorado statutory town.

Village and civil township are not civil divisions in the state of Colorado, although the cities of Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village and the towns of Log Lane Village, Mountain Village, and Snowmass Village have the word Village at the end of their names. Several resort communities use the word Village to describe their central business district.

In Colorado, a municipality may extend into multiple counties.

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