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The Air Force Academy CDP(1) had a population of 6,875 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Air Force Academy is located at latitude 38.9942 and longitude -104.8639 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Air Force Academy Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Air Force Academy Census Designated Place 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 Air Force Academy Census Designated Place is located within Monument Division of El Paso County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Air Force Academy: Air Force Academy CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Air Force Academy, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 6,875 (100%)
Population in Households 2,093 (30.4%)
Population in Families 2,039 (29.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,782 (69.6%)
Population Density 688
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $78,712
Average Household Income $87,374
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $15,284
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 594 (77.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 598
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.26% 0.38%
Households 1.04% 1.3%
Families 1.0% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Air Force Academy, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Air Force Academy to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 98 79th
Population Density # 252 45th
Median Household Income # 148 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 81 18th
Per Capita Income # 452 2nd
Diversity Index # 133 71st

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