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%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Colorado Springs, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Colorado Springs are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

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.