Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 456,568 people and 115 constituent neighborhoods, Colorado Springs is the second largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colorado Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colorado Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colorado Springs who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), management occupations (10.86%), and sales jobs (10.54%).
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.
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: 0.84% 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 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: 36.35% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2010 was $29,355, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,420 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 17.01% 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.