Manitou Springs is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,314 people and just one neighborhood, Manitou Springs is the 81st largest community in Colorado. Manitou Springs has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Manitou Springs are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Occupations and Workforce
Manitou Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manitou Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manitou Springs who work in sales jobs (13.06%), office and administrative support (12.78%) and computer science and math (8.94%).
Also of interest is that Manitou Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Manitou Springs is also a city of artists. Manitou Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Manitou Springs’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle