Colorado Springs is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 478,221 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 (11.79%), management occupations (10.28%), and sales jobs (10.23%).
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.
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.
Colorado Springs is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.57% 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%): 39.88% of adults in Colorado Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colorado Springs in 2018 was $34,076, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,304 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 17.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colorado Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Colorado Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.