It's no secret that Colorado is growing fast — and that's especially when it comes to the state's largest three cities.

Both Denver and Aurora are among the five fastest-growing large cities in the country, according to WalletHub's new report, " 2016's Fastest Growing Cities."

To compile the report, the Washington, D.C.-based financial analyst site compared 515 cities across three categories: large cities (those with more than 300,000 people); mid-sized cities (those with populations of 100,000 to 300,000); and small cities (those with fewer than 100,000 people).

Cities were assigned scores from 1 to 100 based on metrics across two main categories (covering the period between 2009 to 2015)

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