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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B+
Colorado Springs is a city in Colorado with a population of 450,000. Colorado Springs is in El Paso County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Colorado Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colorado Springs there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Colorado Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Colorado Springs are above average.
About Colorado Springs...
Population
450,000

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    312.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    101.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    530.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,235.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    451.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
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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I love the scenery here at Colorado Springs and there are so many attractions to see and visit! The nightlife is great in Downtown Colorado Springs and there are plenty of places to go to like the Springs Philharmonic or numerous museums. The commute is not only beautiful with the views of the mountains, but the traffic is pretty moderate as well. The population has grown and there are tons of free parks like Garden of the Gods, Helen Hunt falls, Ute Valley Park, and Monument Park. Or you can pay to go to Cave of the Winds or the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo which is a beautiful zoo that's on a mountain! The weather is mostly great and super family friendly!Definitely visit or live here if you can!
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Colorado Springs is an excellent town to live in. I was born and raised in this city, and I feel like the possibilities are endless here. There are plenty of outdoor activities for every age group such as a hike through Garden of the Gods or the challenging trek up the Incline. The nightlife is great in Downtown Colorado Springs, and there are plenty of places to visit like the Springs Philharmonic or Jack Quinns. Your commute is not only beautiful with the views of Pikes Peak, but the traffic is pretty moderate as well. There are so many unique things to discover in this beautiful place!
It's steadily growing, but I still love it here. It's been my home for over 11 years. There's so much to do and things are changing a lot so there's no shortage of activities and restaurants to try. It's pretty big, but I can see and do a lot of things driving for just ten to fifteen minutes in almost any direction. It's not as chaotic as Denver, which is only a short hour drive away, but it definitely has almost as many things to do! Colorado Springs will always be my home.