Air Force Academy, CO
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Air Force Academy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Air Force Academy is the 63rd largest community in Colorado.

Air Force Academy is a military town: the armed forces employs 89.02% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 25.94% and 24.06% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Air Force Academy is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Air Force Academy to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 9.73 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Air Force Academy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.63% of adults in Air Force Academy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Air Force Academy in 2010 was $13,286, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,144 for a family of four. However, Air Force Academy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Air Force Academy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Air Force Academy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Air Force Academy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Air Force Academy include Irish, English, Hungarian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Air Force Academy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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