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About Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

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Population (year 2000): 360,890, Est. population in July 2002: 371,182 (+2.8% change)
Males: 178,469 (49.5%), Females: 182,421 (50.5%)

Elevation: 6008 feet

County: El Paso

Land area: 185.7 square miles

Zip codes: 80903, 80904, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80908, 80909, 80910, 80911, 80913, 80915, 80916, 80917, 80918, 80919, 80920, 80921, 80922, 80925, 80926, 80928, 80929, 80930.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $45,081 (year 2000)
Median house value: $147,100 (year 2000)

Races in Colorado Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.3%)
  • Hispanic (12.0%)
  • Black (6.6%)
  • Other race (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
 

Ancestries: German (22.0%), Irish (12.5%), English (12.4%), United States (5.5%), Italian (4.6%), French (3.4%).

 

For population 25 years and over in Colorado Springs STATE MAP

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colorado Springs city

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

7.0% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 2.1% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).


 

ARERIAL Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (621.8 miles, pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Monument, Palmer Lake, Manitou Springs,  Fountain, Falcon, Peyton, Ellicout, Woodland Park, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls .

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Retail trade (12.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Crime in Colorado Springs (2002):
  • 25 murders (6.6 per 100,000)
  • 275 rapes (72.7 per 100,000)
  • 497 robberies (131.4 per 100,000)
  • 1,235 assaults (326.6 per 100,000)
  • 4,063 burglaries (1074.5 per 100,000)
  • 14,137 larceny counts (3738.8 per 100,000)
  • 1,585 auto thefts (419.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime index = 417.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.6)

 
Crime in Colorado Springs (2001):
  • 14 murders (3.8 per 100,000)
  • 257 rapes (69.3 per 100,000)
  • 494 robberies (133.3 per 100,000)
  • 1,142 assaults (308.1 per 100,000)
  • 3,070 burglaries (828.3 per 100,000)
  • 13,155 larceny counts (3549.1 per 100,000)
  • 1,343 auto thefts (362.3 per 100,000)

Average weather in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 24.7 27.6 33.2 40.5 49.9 59.5 64.5 62.6 55.2 44.9 32.5 25.7
High temperature (°F) 38.5 41.7 47.0 54.2 63.6 74.6 79.6 77.0 70.0 59.6 46.2 39.5
Low temperature (°F) 10.9 13.5 19.3 26.8 36.2 44.4 49.4 48.2 40.4 30.1 18.8 11.9
Precipitation (in) 0.4 0.4 1.2 1.9 2.4 2.3 3.1 3.5 1.3 0.9 0.6 0.5

 

Normal climate around Colorado Springs, Colorado

Based on data reported by main weather stations

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with precip. 5 5 7 8 10 10 13 12 7 5 4 4
Wind speed (mph) 9.4 10.0 11.1 11.6 11.2 10.4 9.3 8.9 9.4 9.6 9.5 9.4
Morning humidity (%) 58 59 62 63 68 67 69 71 67 59 61 57
Afternoon humidity (%) 46 40 39 35 37 35 39 43 38 37 46 49
Sunshine (%) 75 74 74 74 73 78 79 78 80 79 72 71
Days clear of clouds 12 9 9 8 7 10 9 10 14 15 12 12
Partly cloudy days 8 8 9 10 12 12 15 13 8 8 8 8
Cloudy days 11 11 13 12 12 8 7 8 7 8 10 11
Snowfall (in) 5.2 4.8 9.3 6.7 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.4 5.4 5.1

  old Colo Sprs.

Downtown Colorado Springs around the turn of the last century.

 

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado and great place to live or visit with its mild temperatures, beautiful scenery and a very friendly population. Colorado Springs still has a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of larger cities. From almost everywhere in the city you will have a fantastic view of the mountains including the world famous Pikes Peak! When the sun goes down in the west over the mountain range you’ll think you’re seeing the edge of heaven! Colorado Springs has a population of approximately 372,437 people which is included in the 596,053 people living in the County of El Paso. The Unites States Olympic Center, the Broadmoor, the World Arena, Van Briggle Pottery, Michael Garman Galleries, Focus On The Family, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and the Pioneer Museum are among several other attractions are located in the city. There are numerous military bases and installations located around the city to include the Air Force Academy, NORAD, Peterson Air Force Base, Shriver Air Force Base and Fort Carson.

There are a variety of trail systems that run though out the entire city that hooks together so you can go almost anywhere in the city without ever getting on a public street. To the west of the city there a variety of trails through the mountains ranging from very easy to very difficult.

The city of Colorado Springs connects with many other small towns.

Manitou Springs is just to the west of the city at the base of Pikes Peak. It’s a quaint little city with a population of around 4980. You’ll find a lot of small shops offering a variety items within the city, Nearby attractions to it include, the Garden of the Gods, Barr Trail that goes to the top of Pikes Peak or you can ride to the top on the on the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. During the summer months you can drive to the top on the same road they have the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Seven Falls, the Cliff Dwellings, Cave of The Winds, Flying W Ranch, and Santa’s Workshop are just a few more of the attractions around the city.

Nearby cites include Monument & Palmer Lake to the north. Green Mountain Falls, Cascade, Crystal & Woodland Park to the west. Falcon, Peyton, Calhan, & Ellicott are located to the east. Fountain is located to the south of the city. Each city offers their own unique qualities and life style. All of the cities are no further than 20 to 30 minutes from the city of Colorado Springs, CO.

old colorado springs

Colorado Springs in the Early Days

SOME HISTORY ABOUT COLORADO SPRINGS

First visited by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, the territory was claimed for Spain by Juan de Ulibarri in 1706. The U.S. obtained eastern Colorado as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the central portion in 1845 with the admission of Texas as a state, and the western part in 1848 as a result of the Mexican War. Colorado has the highest mean elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks over 10,000 feet high and 54 towering above 14,000 feet. Pikes Peak, the most famous of these mountains, was discovered by U.S. Army Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike in 1806. Once primarily a mining and agricultural state, Colorado's economy is now driven by the service-producing industries, which provide jobs for approximately 82.4 percent of the state's non-farm work force. Tourism expenditures in the state total approximately 6 billion dollars annually. Tourist expenditures on the ski industry account for 1.8 billion dollars annually, approximately a third of the total tourist expenditures. The main tourist attractions in the state include Rocky Mountain National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Mesa Verde National Park, the Great Sand Dunes and Dinosaur National Monuments, Colorado National Monument, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument. The two primary facets of Colorado's manufacturing industry are food and kindred products, and printing and publishing. The mining industry, which includes oil and gas, coal, and metal mining, was important to Colorado's economy, but it now employs only 1.2 percent of the state's workforce. Denver is home to companies that control half of the nation's gold production. The farm industry, which is primarily concentrated in livestock, is also an important element of the state's economy. The primary crops in Colorado are corn, hay, and wheat.

 

colo flagColorado's Flag - The flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length. At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States. The diameter of the letter is two-thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-fourths of the width of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is double the length of the inner line thereof. Completely filling the open space inside the letter C is a golden disk, attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined, with tassels, one of gold and one of silver.

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