Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 478,961 people and 141 constituent neighborhoods, Colorado Springs is the second largest community in Colorado.
Colorado Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.38%), management occupations (10.51%), and sales jobs (10.02%).
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: 9.15% 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.
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.
Colorado Springs is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.91% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Colorado Springs. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Colorado Springs landscape.
The education level of Colorado Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.64% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2018 was $35,506, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,024 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 17.99% 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.