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Colorado Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Colorado Springs is the 2nd largest city in Colorado with a population of 445,948 as of July 1, 2016. Colorado Springs ranks in the upper 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 Colorado Springs is located at latitude 38.8673 and longitude -104.7607 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colorado Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 194.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,010 feet.

The City of Colorado Springs (GNIS ID: 2410198) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Colorado Springs is located within Colorado Springs Division of El Paso County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colorado Springs: El Paso.

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Colorado Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 445,948
Population in Households 438,233
Population in Familes 345,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,715
Population Density1 2,288
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 179,246
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 113,399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102,094 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,152 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,437 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $249,263
Average Home Value $292,938


Median Household Income $56,575
Average Household Income $76,700
Per Capita Income $31,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.05%
Households 1.06% 1.06%
Families 0.97% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Colorado Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colorado Springs 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 61 87th
Diversity Index2 # 118 74th
Median Household Income # 189 59th
Per Capita Income # 172 63rd

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