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The Black Forest CDP(1) had a population of 15,374 as of July 1, 2022. 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 39.0131 and longitude -104.7008 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Black Forest Census Designated Place 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 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.

  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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Black Forest, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 15,374 (100%)
Population in Households 15,360 (99.9%)
Population in Families 14,004 (91.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 153
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $127,207
Average Household Income $171,406
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $59,938
Wealth Index5 238


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,118 (90.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $591,918
Average Home Value $608,499
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 5,426
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 4,473
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.81% 1.22%
Households 1.05% 1.15%
Families   1.20%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
Owner Occupied HU   1.24%

Black Forest, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Forest to the other 482 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 51 90th
Population Density # 396 18th
Median Household Income # 47 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 297 62nd
Per Capita Income # 73 85th
Diversity Index # 298 38th

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