Fort Carson, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Fort Carson, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Fort Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 14,006 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.7403 and longitude -104.7836 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Carson Census Designated Place (see map below) 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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,006
Population in Households 8,918
Population in Familes 8,721
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,088
Population Density2 1,609
Diversity Index3 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,384
Average Household Income $49,074
Per Capita Income $16,564

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,561 (95.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,576
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 2,432
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.36%
Households 0.61% 0.62%
Families 0.58% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 2018 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 # 113 76th
Diversity Index # 94 80th
Median Household Income # 355 23rd
Per Capita Income # 449 2nd

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