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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 459,681 as of July 1, 2017. Colorado Springs ranks in the upper 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 Colorado Springs is located at latitude 38.8673 and longitude -104.7607 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colorado Springs (see map below) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colorado Springs: El Paso.

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Colorado Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 459,681
Daytime Population: Workers 270,913
Daytime Population: Residents 229,206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 500,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 452,243
Population in Familes 356,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,438
Population Density2 2,359
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $59,604
Average Household Income $81,832
Per Capita Income $33,305


Total Housing Units 193,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104,599 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 79,747 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,385 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $273,788
Average Home Value $308,549


Total Households 184,346
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 116,374
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 1.37% 1.2%
Households 1.31% 1.17%
Families 1.2% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 60 87th
Diversity Index # 119 74th
Median Household Income # 189 59th
Per Capita Income # 168 64th

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