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%).
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.
Colorado Springs is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Colorado Springs is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Of the large cities in America, Colorado Springs is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 83.69% of people in Colorado Springs drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Colorado Springs, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
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.