Colorado Springs, CO

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Population

723,878

1.62% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$65,593

3.05% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

331,768

1.47% growth

Median Property Value

$274,100

9.9% growth

About

In 2017, Colorado Springs, CO had a population of 724k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $65,593. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Colorado Springs, CO grew from 712,327 to 723,878, a 1.62% increase and its median household income grew from $63,651 to $65,593, a 3.05% increase.

The population of Colorado Springs, CO is 69.6% White Alone, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.69% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Colorado Springs, CO speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (5,498 degrees awarded in 2016), Pikes Peak Community College (2,747 degrees), and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,278 degrees).

The median property value in Colorado Springs, CO is $274,100, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in Colorado Springs, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO is 2 cars per household.

Colorado Springs, CO borders Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Pueblo, CO, and Cañon City, CO.

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Economy

The economy of Colorado Springs, CO employs 332k people. The largest industries in Colorado Springs, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,722 people), Retail Trade (35,544 people), and Educational Services (31,154 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,516), Utilities ($65,435), and Public Administration ($60,630).

Median household income in Colorado Springs, CO is $65,593. Males in Colorado Springs, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,627. The income inequality in Colorado Springs, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,593

2017 value

± $1,705

3.05%

1 Year Growth

± 4.32%

Households in Colorado Springs, CO have a median annual income of $65,593, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,651 in 2016, which represents a 3.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,370

Average Male Salary

± $1,540

$53,627

Average Female Salary

± $1,308

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado Springs, CO made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado Springs, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $63,284 ± $33,979

  2. Asian

    $57,318 ± $5,622

  3. White

    $55,910 ± $1,010

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado Springs, CO workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colorado Springs, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.456% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colorado Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $111,482, followed by Broomfield County, CO and Boulder County, CO, with respective values of $90,939 and $80,834.

The following map shows all of the counties in Colorado Springs, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colorado Springs, CO (74.5k out of 680k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    51,816 ± 1,711

  2. Hispanic

    21,039 ± 1,109

  3. Other

    7,339 ± 722

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colorado Springs, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

332k

2017 Value

± 9,533

1.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 327k employees to 332k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colorado Springs, CO, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (20,099 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (8,851 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (8,245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (20,099 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (8,851 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (8,245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Colorado Springs, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Air Transportation Workers (3.06 times higher than expected), Extraction Workers (2.2 times), and Database & Systems Administrators & Network Architects (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,496), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,004), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,798).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

332k

2017 Value

± 9,533

1.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 327k employees to 332k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colorado Springs, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,722 people), Retail Trade (35,544 people), and Educational Services (31,154 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colorado Springs, CO, though some of these residents may live in Colorado Springs, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Colorado Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,722 people), Retail Trade (35,544 people), and Educational Services (31,154 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Colorado Springs, CO has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.43 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.2 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colorado Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,516), Utilities ($65,435), and Public Administration ($60,630).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $22.9B and Electronics and $15.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of Colorado Springs, CO has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 7.71% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 12.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Colorado Springs, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Colorado Springs, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1243 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.97%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

7.71%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

12.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colorado Springs, CO grew by 14.9% from 6.06% to 6.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colorado Springs, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Colorado Springs, CO is home to a population of 724k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.51% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Colorado Springs, CO is composed of 504k White Alone residents (69.6%), 121k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.8%), 41.2k Black or African American Alone residents (5.69%), 30.7k Two or More Races residents (4.24%), 18.3k Asian Alone residents (2.53%), 3.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.469%), 2.74k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.379%), and 2.42k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.334%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Colorado Springs, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Colorado Springs, CO was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Colorado Springs, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Colorado Springs, CO residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.51% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 6.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    234,816 ± 11,645 people

  2. India

    20,457 ± 3,505 people

  3. China

    19,921 ± 3,459 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado Springs, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 234,816 Colorado Springs, CO residents, followed by India with 20,457 and China with 19,921.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    504k ± 1.37k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    121k ± 8.69k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    41.2k ± 3.85k

In 2017, there were 4.16 times more White Alone residents (504k people) in Colorado Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 121k Hispanic or Latino and 41.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Colorado Springs, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Colorado Springs, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Colorado Springs, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Colorado Springs, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    35,526 ± 3,288

  2. Vietnam

    19,933 ± 1,838

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    17,807 ± 2,128

Colorado Springs, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Colorado Springs, CO awarded 13,606 degrees. The student population of Colorado Springs, CO is skewed towards women, with 27,164 male students and 34,412 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colorado Springs, CO are White (7,918 and 58.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,190 and 16.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1,444 and 10.7%), and Unknown (706 and 5.24%).

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (5,498 and 40.4%), Pikes Peak Community College (2,747 and 20.2%), and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,278 and 16.7%).

The most popular majors in Colorado Springs, CO are General Business Administration & Management (3,158 and 23.2%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (834 and 6.13%), and Information Technology (610 and 4.48%).

The median tuition costs in Colorado Springs, CO are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $6,624 and $17,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Colorado Springs, CO was Information Technology with 423 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Colorado Springs, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,498 degrees awarded

  2. 2,747 degrees awarded

  3. 2,278 degrees awarded

$6,624

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Colorado Springs, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs with 5,498 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,901

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,705

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,901 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colorado Springs, CO, which is 0.766 times less than the 7,705 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Colorado Springs, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,918 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,190 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,444 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Colorado Springs, CO were to White students. These 7,918 degrees mean that there were 3.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,190 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colorado Springs, CO was $274,100 in 2017, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $249,400 to $274,100, a 9.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Colorado Springs, CO is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colorado Springs, CO have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,593

Median Household Income

± $1,705

268k

Number of Households

± 8,242

In 2017, the median household income of the 268k households in Colorado Springs, CO grew to $65,593 from the previous year's value of $63,651.

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$274,100

2017 Median

± $4,733

$249,400

2016 Median

± $4,981

In 2017, the median property value in Colorado Springs, CO grew to to $274,100 from the previous year's value of $249,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colorado Springs, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado Springs, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado Springs, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in Colorado Springs, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Colorado Springs, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colorado Springs, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colorado Springs, CO have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Colorado Springs, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Colorado Springs, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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