Information About Colorado Springs

The total estimated population is 449,433. Density is low at 489 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 360,406; Black: 31,478; Two or More Races: 17,992; Asian: 12,183; American Indian: 4,015; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,122; Other Race: 22,237; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 53,171 (12%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 396,262 (88%)

There are 30,483 foreign born residents, of which 47.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 6,286; Germany: 4,856; Korea: 3,000; United Kingdom: 1,744; Canada: 1,677; Philippines: 1,563; India: 1,510; U.S. Born: This State: 131,157; Midwest: 95,336; South: 73,845; West: 65,368; Northeast: 37,744;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Colorado Springs Most Common US Birthplaces in Colorado Springs

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 45,072 married couples with children and 15,821 single-parent households (3,738 men, 12,083 women).

The median household income is $48,233 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Colorado: $47,203; Colorado Springs: $48,233;

8% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Colorado: 9%; Colorado Springs: 8%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 151,544; Government: 30,258; Self-employed: 14,226; Unpaid family work: 691; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 80,246; Sales and office: 59,981; Professional and related: 50,843; Office and administrative support: 34,938; Service: 31,308; Management, business, and financial operations: 29,403;

Work Types in Colorado Springs Common Occupations in Colorado Springs

The average commute time is 22 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 180,558; Car or truck (carpooled): 27,989; Worked at home: 8,621; Walked: 6,633; Public transportation: 2,363; Bicycle: 1,083; Motorcycle: 282;

Transportation to work methods in Colorado Springs

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Colorado Springs.

There are 178,240 housing units, of which 122,481 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 107,553; Renter: 62,445; Vacant: 8,242; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 87,749; Not Mortgaged: 19,804;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Colorado Springs

The median single family home value is $148,383.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Colorado: $1,197; Colorado Springs: $1,062;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Colorado: $611; Colorado Springs: $701;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 11,992; 1940 to 1949: 4,547; 1950 to 1959: 17,121; 1960 to 1969: 24,355; 1970 to 1979: 43,015; 1980 to 1989: 40,172; 1990 to 1994: 12,663; 1995 to 1998: 18,104; 1999 to March 2000: 6,271;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 1.1% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 137,218; Electricity: 28,217; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,042; Other: 653;

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