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Colorado Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Colorado Springs is the 2nd largest city in Colorado with a population of 479,619 as of July 1, 2019. Colorado Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colorado Springs is located at latitude 38.8339 and longitude -104.8214 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colorado Springs encompass a land area of 194.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,010 feet.

The City of Colorado Springs (GNIS ID: 2410198) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Colorado Springs is located within Colorado Springs Division of El Paso County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colorado Springs: El Paso.

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Colorado Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Colorado Springs, CO Housing Affordability Index is 110
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Colorado Springs, CO Wealth Index is 92
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 479,619
Population in Households 471,705
Population in Familes 371,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,914
Population Density 2,460
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,971
Average Household Income $84,424
Per Capita Income $34,024
Wealth Index3 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 199,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117,302 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74,999 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,665 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $297,782
Housing Affordability Index2 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 192,301
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 121,093
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.53% 1.49%
Households 1.48% 1.45%
Families 1.37% 1.38%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Colorado Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colorado Springs to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 56 88th
Diversity Index # 116 75th
Median Household Income # 196 57th
Per Capita Income # 186 60th

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