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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 457,502. 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 dense 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
457,502

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Colorado Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    336.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    578.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,255.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    509.2
    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
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    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%

Working in Colorado Springs

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,324
National
$55,322
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Colorado Springs Reviews

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Colorado Springs has been voted one of the happiest cities in America. The natural beauty of Garden of the Gods and Pikes peak accent the beautiful character of the city. While a larger city, it has the feel of a small town, with friendly people and ample opportunities to plug in. Educational resources abound, as well as support services for those who might need it.
Entertainment options are at your fingertips in this city! There are several music venues as well as active nightlife downtown. Multiple movie theaters, gyms, restaurants and shopping areas provide everything one needs to keep busy.
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Colorado Springs has a lot to offer! Whether you like exploring the city or wandering in nature. Downtown is filled with great parks, eateries, and shops. Just twenty minutes west are the mountains that hold a variety of activities. A big issue throughout Colorado that needs to be addressed is the shortage of affordable housing. There are endless job opportunities but how are those companies going to keep a good staff if they can't afford a place to live. Overall, I would highly recommend Colorado Springs!
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!