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Canon City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Cañon City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fremont County at latitude 38.4419 and longitude -105.2209. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,351 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Canon City 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 Cañon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canon City: Canyon City, East Canon.

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Canon City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,106
Population in Households 14,769
Population in Familes 11,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,337
Population Density1 1,289
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 6,577
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,966
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,194 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,384 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $143,626
Average Home Value $161,242


Median Household Income $37,327
Average Household Income $50,113
Per Capita Income $21,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.42% -0.27%
Households -0.22% -0.15%
Families -0.29% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
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.


Canon City, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canon City 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 # 43 91st
Population Density1 # 139 70th
Diversity Index2 # 263 43rd
Median Household Income # 395 14th
Per Capita Income # 355 23rd

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