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
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534
    1
  • Theft
    2,733
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382
    0

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

1,536 reviews
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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.
Review Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has a beautiful mountainous view from every angle; days are full of sunshine and warmth much of the year. An occasional snow storm may cover the city, creating an awe inspiring winter wonderland and when it rains, the clouds seem to blanket the mountains, creating a heavenly, dark dreamworld of thunder and lightning. Culture falls seamlessly into a contemporary setting, where family fun is always just around the corner. Nightlife is hopping on any given evening and there is no lack of restaurants to satisfy any craving!
I have lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years. I raised my daughter's here. The school system is great and the collages are very good, too. There are many choices.

I love all the outdoor activities Colorado offers. Hiking is our favorite.

If u could change anything about Springs, it would be zoning and infrastructure. We have heavy traffic in areas that we shouldn't, just because of traffic lights out of sync, narrow roads, no deviated turn lanes in high speed areas, and not enough lanes to accommodate growth.

All in all, it's a safe place to live and to raise kids!