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Canon City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Cañon City had a population of 16,720 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Canon City is located at latitude 38.4419 and longitude -105.2209 in Fremont County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cañon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,351 feet.

The City of Cañon City (GNIS ID: 2409976) 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 Cañon City is located within Cañon City Division of Fremont County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canon City 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 Canon City: Canyon City, East Canon.

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Canon City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,720
Daytime Population: Workers 8,508
Daytime Population: Residents 8,874
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,382
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 15,364
Population in Familes 11,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,356
Population Density2 1,336
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $39,108
Average Household Income $55,248
Per Capita Income $23,471


Total Housing Units 7,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,330 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,417 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 648 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $150,785
Average Home Value $180,064


Total Households 6,747
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,074
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 0.25% 0.31%
Households 0.22% 0.3%
Families 0.19% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Canon City, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canon City 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 # 43 91st
Population Density # 136 71st
Diversity Index # 260 43rd
Median Household Income # 370 19th
Per Capita Income # 354 23rd

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