A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
$222,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
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
    300
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    94
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    577
    500
  • Theft
    2,537
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    447
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,227
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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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I have lived here in Colorado Springs my whole life, and was born a couple miles away from the house I’ve always lived in. I love this city because it’s very encouraging to get outdoors and get healthy. Who could resist when the beautiful mountains are right there? As I travel to different states I notice that the residents here are very friendly and welcoming. We have a good mix of culture and offer plenty of activities for everyone. It’s not too chaotic but it also holds a lot of excitement and possibilities. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family or move to from a different city. I’ve never met someone who’s moved here and not liked it. It’s a small piece of heaven here and it’s getting more we’ll-deserved recognition every day!
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!