Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 483,956 people and 141 constituent neighborhoods, Colorado Springs is the second largest community in Colorado.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Colorado Springs is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Colorado Springs. This makes Colorado Springs a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Colorado Springs presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
The citizens of Colorado Springs are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.18% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2018 was $37,979, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,916 for a family of four. However, Colorado Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Colorado Springs is an extremely 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 18.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colorado Springs include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Colorado Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.