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.
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 (11.38%), management occupations (10.51%), and sales jobs (10.02%).
Colorado Springs is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Colorado Springs, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Colorado Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.15% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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: 83.91% 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: 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.