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.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Air Force Academy, employing 87.30% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 29.90% and 19.10% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Air Force Academy is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Air Force Academy area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Air Force Academy maintain a good economy.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Air Force Academy spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Air Force Academy citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.76% of adults in Air Force Academy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Air Force Academy in 2010 was $13,883, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,532 for a family of four. However, Air Force Academy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Air Force Academy is a very 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, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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