The Fort Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 15,396 as of July 1, 2020. 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.
|Total Population||15,396 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,762 (63.4%)|
|Population in Families||9,535 (61.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||5,634 (36.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$47,553|
|Average Household Income||$53,103|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||0%|
|Per Capita Income||$17,763|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,913 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||19 ( 0.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,791 (95.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||103 ( 3.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$0|
|Average Home Value||$0|
|Housing Affordability Index3||0|
|Average Household Size||3.47|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.54%|
|Per Capita Income||1.28%|
|Owner Occupied HU||2.02%|
The table below compares Fort Carson to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 50||89th|
|Population Density||# 99||79th|
|Median Household Income||# 353||23rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 78||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 436||5th|
|Diversity Index||# 91||80th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.