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Colorado Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Colorado Springs is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in El Paso County at latitude 38.8673 and longitude -104.7607. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,010 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Colorado Springs, but most people and references simply refer to it as Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Colorado Springs indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colorado Springs: El Paso.

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Colorado Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 432,132
Population in Households 424,624
Population in Familes 335,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,508
Population Density1 2,221
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 174,862
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 110,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98,709 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,152 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,555 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $242,117
Average Home Value $288,573


Median Household Income $51,740
Average Household Income $69,765
Per Capita Income $28,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.87% 1.02%
Households 0.98% 1.17%
Families 0.75% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
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, 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 62 87th
Diversity Index2 # 122 74th
Median Household Income # 227 51st
Per Capita Income # 187 59th

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