Colorado Springs, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
755,081
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
0.286% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.13%
3.79% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,334
8.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$391,000
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
353,793
1.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colorado Springs, CO had a population of 755k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $82,334. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colorado Springs, CO grew from 747,343 to 755,081, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $75,641 to $82,334, a 8.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colorado Springs, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.34%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.66%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.42%).

None of the households in Colorado Springs, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Colorado Springs, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (126827) (7,631 degrees awarded in 2022), Pikes Peak State College (3,050 degrees), and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,750 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Colorado Springs, CO was $391,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Colorado Springs, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO was 2 cars per household.

Colorado Springs, CO borders Cañon City, CO, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, and Pueblo, CO.

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Population & Diversity

Colorado Springs, CO is home to a population of 755k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.63% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were born outside of the country (50.1k people).

In 2022, there were 9.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (510k people) in Colorado Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k White (Hispanic) and 44.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colorado Springs, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    510k ± 1.46k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    55.4k ± 2.47k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    44.2k ± 2.5k
17.9%
Hispanic Population
135k people

In 2022, there were 9.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (510k people) in Colorado Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k White (Hispanic) and 44.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.9% of the people in Colorado Springs, CO are hispanic (135k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Colorado Springs, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Colorado.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.63%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50.1k people
6.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
50k people

As of 2022, 6.63% of Colorado Springs, CO residents (50.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 6.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    39,028 ± 1,891
  2. Vietnam
    18,030 ± 944
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    17,856 ± 1,286

Colorado Springs, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colorado Springs, CO employs 354k people. The largest industries in Colorado Springs, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,140 people), Retail Trade (39,508 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (35,155 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,642), Utilities ($86,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,369).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

354k
2022 Value
± 5,000
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 1.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 348k employees to 354k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colorado Springs, CO, are Management Occupations (40,120 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (33,750 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

354k
2022 Value
± 5,000
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 1.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 348k employees to 354k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colorado Springs, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,140 people), Retail Trade (39,508 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (35,155 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colorado Springs, CO, though some of these residents may live in Colorado Springs, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,266
Median earning men ± $1,105
$38,240
Median earning women ± $724

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($84,188), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,274), and Information ($69,899).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,520), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,334), and Information ($47,252).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,558
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,601
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,806
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Colorado Springs, CO awarded 16,202 degrees. The student population of Colorado Springs, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,172 male students and 33,658 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colorado Springs, CO are White (7,747 and 48.2%), followed by Unknown (3,247 and 20.2%), Black or African American (2,079 and 12.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,473 and 9.17%).

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (126827) (7,631 and 47.1%), Pikes Peak State College (3,050 and 18.8%), and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,750 and 17%).

The most popular majors in Colorado Springs, CO are General Business Administration & Management (4,787 and 29.5%), Registered Nursing (811 and 5.01%), and Medical Office Assistant (602 and 3.72%).

The median tuition costs in Colorado Springs, CO are $37,053 for private four year colleges, and $7,372 and $18,155 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 56,830 (40.8% men and 59.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 56,830 students enrolled in Colorado Springs, CO, 40.8% men and 59.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,357 records, of which 56% were women and 44% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 523 degrees awarded
  2. 433 degrees awarded
  3. 1,988 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Colorado Springs, CO was Registered Nursing with 523 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Colorado Springs, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,631 degrees awarded
  2. 3,050 degrees awarded
  3. 2,750 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (126827) with 7,631 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,483 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colorado Springs, CO, which is 0.667 times less than the 9,719 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,747 degrees mean that there were 2.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 3,247 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,053) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,506) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colorado Springs, CO was $391,000 in 2022, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $331,300 to $391,000, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Colorado Springs, CO is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colorado Springs, CO have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Colorado Springs, CO is $82,334. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Colorado Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$391,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,289
$191,941
Median Property Taxes
±$3,439

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado Springs, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Colorado Springs, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
70.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Colorado Springs, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Colorado Springs, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colorado Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Colorado Springs, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,334
Median Household Income
± $1,198
287k
Number of Households
± 4,231

In 2022, the median household income of the 287k households in Colorado Springs, CO grew to $82,334 from the previous year's value of $75,641.

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colorado Springs, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.15%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in Colorado Springs, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.15%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colorado Springs, CO have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.34% of the workforce in Colorado Springs, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colorado Springs, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colorado Springs, CO (67.1k out of 734k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colorado Springs, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Colorado Springs, CO has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 8.94% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 9.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.51%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
14.9%
Medicaid
8.94%
Medicare
18.4%
Non-Group
9.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colorado Springs, CO grew by 2.62% from 7.32% to 7.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colorado Springs, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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