Colorado Springs, CO
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Living in Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 465,101 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 (13.72%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (10.79%).

Colorado Springs is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Colorado Springs, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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 of the benefits of being a big city like Colorado Springs is having a public transportation system, but in Colorado Springs the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Colorado Springs benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The population of Colorado Springs is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.85% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2010 was $30,423, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,692 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 17.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colorado Springs include 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.