Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 472,688 people and 115 constituent neighborhoods, Colorado Springs is the second largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities, Colorado Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colorado Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colorado Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colorado Springs who work in office and administrative support (12.14%), sales jobs (10.59%), and management occupations (9.94%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Colorado Springs. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Colorado Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Colorado Springs, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Colorado Springs is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Colorado Springs a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Colorado Springs is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
One important feature of Colorado Springs is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.69% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Colorado Springs anyway. So, if you like to drive, Colorado Springs is the city for you! The landscape around Colorado Springs reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The education level of Colorado Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.99% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2010 was $32,539, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,156 for a family of four. However, Colorado Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Colorado Springs is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colorado Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colorado Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Colorado Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colorado Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Colorado Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.