Colorado Springs, CO: What you need to know

Originally a resort town, Colorado Springs drew wealthy easterners seeking rejuvenation from the natural springs. In recent years, the town earned the title “Silicon Mountain” because of the large number of high-tech companies and military installations located here. These characteristics earned Colorado Springs the number two spot on our Top 10 Cities for Veterans list. Today, Colorado Springs is home to innovative businesses and industries, quality health care and outdoor activities.

Colorado Springs, CO City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 442,040
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $54,527
Median Home Price $212,700
Walkscore 33

Colorado Springs, CO Rankings

Colorado Springs , CO Real Estate

The country's official Olympic City USA is on an upward trajectory

Support for those who served is strong in these cities

An increase in housing sales coupled with a relatively low percentage of foreclosures signal a lofty comeback for this mountain city.

Tips on how to garden in higher elevations, courtesy of experts at Colorado State University.

Colorado Springs , CO Health and Health Care

Colorado Springs , CO Business and Economy

Two Colorado Springs businesses stay on the cutting edge of their respective industries thanks to their dedication to innovation.

How strong of a presence? Nearly half of the economy stems from it.

Colorado Springs , CO Schools

See the Change USA works to increase the number of Colorado Springs middle school students pursuing STEM-related careers

Whether the traditional student pursuing a four-year degree or the displaced worker honing his skills, residents can find a program that to meets their needs in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs, CO Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.7%
  Female 50.3%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 10,950
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Median Population

Median Age 34.2%
Age 18 Over 75.8%
Age 21 Over 71.3%
Age 62 Over 15.1%
Age 65 Over 11.8%


  Ethnicity White 79.2%
  Ethnicity Black 6.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.1%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 17.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 5.8%


  Median Household Income $54,527
  Median Home Price $212,700
  Homes Owned 42%
  Homes Rent 58%
  Median Property Rent $922


  English Only 86.6%
  English Other 13.4%

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Commute Types

  Walked 1.9%
  Worked at Home 5.3%
  Public Transportation 1%
  Other Means 1.8%
  Drove Alone 79.6%
  Carpooled 10.5%

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