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Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
457,502
Colorado Springs Population7
$
46,631
Median Income6
10.2
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Colorado Springs decreased by 0.4 years even though the fastest growing segment, 65- to 74-year olds, grew by 62%

Age

34.6
Median Age7
13.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Colorado Springs residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 2.8% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 29.2%

Race

68.3
%
Colorado Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Colorado Springs's high elevation of 6,035 feet leads to regularly cold weather, but relatively low humidity and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 161 days per year with 49% humidity, and 17 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

24
%
Chance of Rain10
78
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in Colorado Springs increased by 57% since 2010 which is 15% higher than the national average and 19% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,640
Monthly Average11
41
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Colorado Springs is a somewhat low tax location with income tax near the national average and property tax 52% lower than the national average, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average.

Other

0.53
%
Property Tax20
8.25
%
Sales Tax18
1.79
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

Colorado Springs has a very low employment rate of 90% which is 4% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Raptim International Travel and Vectrus

Income

16.1
%
<$25,0006
13.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Colorado Springs is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results43

Representatives

Mayor27 John W. Suthers
Republican
House of Representative27 Doug Lamborn
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Centura Health-Penrose St Francis Health Services, is 2.6 miles from the center of Colorado Springs, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, is 160.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Porter Adventist Hospital, is 59.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In Colorado, 37.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 46.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#89 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche30
#30 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#79 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
#3 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report33
#47 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub34
#44 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades35
 

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