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Fort Carson, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Fort Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 14,817 as of July 1, 2019. Fort Carson 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 Fort Carson is located at latitude 38.7375 and longitude -104.7889 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Carson Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,840 feet.

The Fort Carson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408234) 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 Fort Carson Census Designated Place is located within Fountain Division of El Paso County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Carson: Camp Carson.

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Fort Carson, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Carson, CO Housing Affordability Index is 0
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

Fort Carson, CO Wealth Index is 31
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 14,817
Population in Households 9,530
Population in Familes 9,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,287
Population Density 1,725
Diversity Index1 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,564
Average Household Income $52,086
Per Capita Income $17,242
Wealth Index3 31

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,733 (95.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,750
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 2,595
Average Family Size 4
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 0.76% 0.72%
Households 1.26% 1.13%
Families 1.22% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Fort Carson, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Carson 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 # 50 89th
Population Density # 104 78th
Diversity Index # 92 80th
Median Household Income # 344 25th
Per Capita Income # 436 5th

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