Black Forest, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Black Forest, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Black Forest Census Designated Place had a population of 14,264 as of July 1, 2016. Black Forest ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Black Forest is located at latitude 39.0636 and longitude -104.6796 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Black Forest Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 100.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,369 feet.

The Black Forest Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407856) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Black Forest Census Designated Place is located within Black Forest-Peyton Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Forest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Black Forest, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,264
Population in Households 14,263
Population in Familes 12,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,086
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 4,220
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,602 (87.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $471,333
Average Home Value $526,880


Median Household Income $109,039
Average Household Income $131,843
Per Capita Income $46,945
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.48%
Households 1.36% 1.49%
Families 1.18% 1.44%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Black Forest, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Forest to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 90th
Population Density1 # 382 17th
Diversity Index2 # 319 31st
Median Household Income # 28 94th
Per Capita Income # 64 86th

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