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 13,448 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Black Forest Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map

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Black Forest, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,448
Population in Households 13,448
Population in Familes 12,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,832
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 4,005
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,363 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 469 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $437,590
Average Home Value $488,041
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $112,081
Average Household Income $131,527
Per Capita Income $47,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 1.3%
Households 0.64% 1.44%
Families 0.4% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 387 16th
Diversity Index2 # 319 31st
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 57 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.