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Black Forest is a town in Colorado with a population of 14,188. Black Forest is in El Paso County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Black Forest offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Black Forest there are a lot of parks. Residents of Black Forest tend to be conservative. The public schools in Black Forest are highly rated.
About Black Forest...
Population
14,188

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$478,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Black Forest Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Black Forest

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,794
National
$55,322
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Since living in this area, I have realized the neighborly comfort. Everyone makes an effort to greet people with a kind smile. Where I live, it is very common to take morning strolls and evening walks around the trails. During this time, many of the neighbors engage in brief light-hearted conversations. Many times a month, a couple families organize neighborhood get-togethers that are welcome to all nearby residents. There are activities for the younger crowd as well as drinks and refreshments for parents who choose to mingle. On multiple occasions, our neighbors have offered to dog sit or kindly bring in our trashcan from the road after pick up, and my family makes an effort to be as much help to them as we can. Everyone in this neighborhood is interested in helping others and making or area a thriving and peaceful home.
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Black Forest is a beautiful area, tucked away between the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, CO and still not too far of a commute to Denver, I have neighbors who do it everyday. It's away from the busy city and offers some beautiful tracts of land and homes with amazing views. There are churches, schools and a community center. There's even a gas station and post office. A few businesses are scattered in between: vets and dr. offices and a couple small restaurants. There is a bar for a little nitelife, but if that's what you're seeking, then you're not too far away from some good spots in Colorado Springs. I would highly recommend Black Forest to anyone - whether you're looking to buy there...or just go there for a visit to some of the trails or to Black Forest Regional Park. Again - it's a beautiful area!!
Lori
Overall, great place for those who want to live in a quiet, tree-filled setting and are comfortable with people interaction at work and outside the community events. Not the best place to be when the snow really falls. On the other hand, not too far from Colorado Springs and decent shopping and social activities.