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Fort Carson, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Fort Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 14,276 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Carson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Carson is located at latitude 38.7403 and longitude -104.7836 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Carson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,840 feet.

The Fort Carson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408234) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Fort Carson Census Designated Place is located within Fountain Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Carson 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 Fort Carson: Camp Carson.

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Fort Carson, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,276
Population in Households 9,125
Population in Familes 8,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,151
Population Density1 1,641
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 2,643
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 2,499
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,630 (93.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $41,818
Average Household Income $49,562
Per Capita Income $16,528
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.74%
Households 1.23% 1.24%
Families 1.2% 1.22%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   0.65%
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.

Fort Carson, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Carson 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 # 47 90th
Population Density1 # 106 77th
Diversity Index2 # 93 80th
Median Household Income # 345 25th
Per Capita Income # 441 4th

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