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Fort Carson, Colorado - Basic Facts

Fort Carson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Fort Carson Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in El Paso County at latitude 38.7375 and longitude -104.7889. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,840 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Fort Carson Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 8.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Carson: Camp Carson.

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Fort Carson, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,304
Population in Households 9,185
Population in Familes 8,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,119
Population Density1 1,643
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 2,657
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 2,512
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,643 (94.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $34,448
Average Household Income $40,860
Per Capita Income $13,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.83% 1.09%
Households 1.94% 1.84%
Families 1.9% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.77%
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, 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 # 47 90th
Population Density1 # 110 76th
Diversity Index2 # 98 79th
Median Household Income # 424 8th
Per Capita Income # 449 2nd

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