Colorado Springs, CO

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Living in Colorado Springs

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 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 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 quite a few people in the armed forces living in Colorado Springs, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Colorado Springs. This makes Colorado Springs a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Colorado Springs presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

One important feature of Colorado Springs is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.57% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Colorado Springs anyway. So, if you like to drive, Colorado Springs is the city for you! The landscape around Colorado Springs reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The citizens of Colorado Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.