A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$922
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Colorado Springs Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    274
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534
    525
  • Theft
    2,733
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,527
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Colorado Springs Reviews

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Colorado Springs is BEAUTIFUL. The mountains are nearby, providing tons of hiking opportunities. Their are several free disc golf courses within a 15 minute drive anywhere in the city. The healthy food scene is gaining steam, with Sprouts and Nature's Grocers and Whole Foods sprinkled throughout the city. Unemployment is at 2.5%, which is amazing! Jobs are extremely easy to find, especially with the wonderful help of the Pikes Peak Work Force Center. The Broncos' stadium is an hour north. There are 18 high schools to choose from, all under 20 minutes driving. If you love baseball, we have Sky Sox. Hockey? Avalanches. Football? The Colorado Flames are here. Cycling? Bike lanes are abundant. Mountain Biking? We have plenty of trails. Forbes listed Colorado Springs as the fifth best big city in the nation to live in. If nature's got a hold on your heart, Colorado Springs is where you want to live.
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Colorado Springs is a beautiful and nicely located city. It is sized very nicely, as there are many people, but not so many that you get the crowded inner-city feel anywhere. It has beautiful views of the mountains, and is very close to adventure in every direction. You are never more than an hour away from the mountains, and there are numerous hiking, biking and walking trails and parks. The people are nice and welcoming, and there are pockets of the "downtown scene" as well as the "small mountain town" feel. You'll experience all four seasons here, and the weather doesn't get unbearable in the winter months. It is a quickly growing area, and understandably so. It is a wonderful place to live!
I Love the Mountain view everyday! I love the lite traffic, friendly people, healthy community, crazy weather you cannot really experience anywhere else. I love raising my family in this community. There are many family friendly volunteer opportunities in our community and lots of community support for leadership and furthering education. I strongly recommend this community for anyone interested in living in the Midwest. This is a military town with five military installations who love and care for active, retired and discharged veterans in the community. Guaranteed 360 days of sunshine in this beautiful city and state of colorful Colorado.