Black Forest, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Black Forest, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Black Forest Census Designated Place had a population of 15,070 as of July 1, 2017. Black Forest ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Black Forest is located at latitude 39.0636 and longitude -104.6796 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Black Forest Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 100.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,369 feet.

The Black Forest Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407856) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 Black Forest Census Designated Place is located within Black Forest-Peyton Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Forest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Black Forest, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,070
Daytime Population: Workers 1,431
Daytime Population: Residents 7,718
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,149
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 15,070
Population in Familes 13,711
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 150
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $114,320
Average Household Income $142,253
Per Capita Income $50,439


Total Housing Units 5,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,841 (87.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 517 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $472,315
Average Home Value $538,566


Total Households 5,358
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 4,441
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.93% 2.09%
Households 1.9% 2.06%
Families 1.73% 1.99%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Black Forest, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Forest to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 46 90th
Population Density # 379 17th
Diversity Index # 322 30th
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Per Capita Income # 60 87th

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