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Black Forest, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Black Forest Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in El Paso County at latitude 39.0636 and longitude -104.6796. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,369 feet.

The formal official name is the Black Forest Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Black Forest, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Black Forest indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Black Forest Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map

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Black Forest, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,556
Population in Households 12,556
Population in Familes 11,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,484
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 3,718
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,061 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $426,792
Average Home Value $476,921
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $107,246
Average Household Income $129,454
Per Capita Income $46,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.02% 2.13%
Households -0.97% 2.3%
Families -1.25% 2.2%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   4.0%
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, 2014 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 # 51 89th
Population Density1 # 393 14th
Diversity Index2 # 317 31st
Median Household Income # 33 93rd
Per Capita Income # 64 86th

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