Colorado Springs, CO

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Population

472,666

1.76% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$65,331

9.77% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

232,357

6.14% growth

Median Property Value

$288,400

8.67% growth

About

In 2018, Colorado Springs, CO had a population of 473k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $65,331. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Colorado Springs, CO grew from 464,470 to 472,666, a 1.76% increase and its median household income grew from $59,514 to $65,331, a 9.77% increase.

The population of Colorado Springs, CO is 66.7% White Alone, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.54% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Colorado Springs, CO speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (5,669 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,447 degrees), and Colorado College (595 degrees).

The median property value in Colorado Springs, CO is $288,400, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Colorado Springs, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Colorado Springs, CO employs 232k people. The largest industries in Colorado Springs, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,260 people), Retail Trade (26,177 people), and Educational Services (20,803 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,468), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,481), and Public Administration ($61,194).

Median household income in Colorado Springs, CO is $65,331. Males in Colorado Springs, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,774. The income inequality in Colorado Springs, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,331

2018 value

± $2,348

9.77%

1 Year Growth

± 5.09%

Households in Colorado Springs, CO have a median annual income of $65,331, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,514 in 2017, which represents a 9.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,627

Average Male Salary

± $1,528

$54,774

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2018, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,200 ± $6,182

  2. White

    $57,410 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,978 ± $31,442

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colorado Springs, CO is from Colorado.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.24% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 71.02

  2. Census Tract 71.01

  3. Census Tract 75

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colorado Springs, CO was Census Tract 71.02 with a value of $130,875, followed by Census Tract 71.01 and Census Tract 75, with respective values of $124,464 and $122,292.

The following map shows all of the places in Colorado Springs, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colorado Springs, CO (56.5k out of 442k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    37,144 ± 1,434

  2. Hispanic

    17,723 ± 1,018

  3. Other

    6,667 ± 683

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colorado Springs, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

232k

2018 Value

± 8,160

6.14%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 6.14%, from 219k employees to 232k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colorado Springs, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,023 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,151 people), and Management Occupations (20,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,023 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,151 people), and Management Occupations (20,507 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Colorado Springs, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.39 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colorado Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,196), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,907), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,602).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

232k

2018 Value

± 8,160

6.14%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Colorado Springs, CO grew at a rate of 6.14%, from 219k employees to 232k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colorado Springs, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,260 people), Retail Trade (26,177 people), and Educational Services (20,803 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colorado Springs, CO, though some of these residents may live in Colorado Springs, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Colorado Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,260 people), Retail Trade (26,177 people), and Educational Services (20,803 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Colorado Springs, CO has an unusually high number of Information (1.6 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.41 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colorado Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,468), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,481), and Public Administration ($61,194).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.6% of the population of Colorado Springs, CO has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 8.47% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 9.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Colorado Springs, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Colorado Springs, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.4%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

8.47%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

9.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colorado Springs, CO grew by 11.6% from 6.63% to 7.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colorado Springs, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Colorado Springs, CO is home to a population of 473k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.27% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were born outside of the country (33.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Colorado Springs, CO is composed of 315k White Alone residents (66.7%), 87.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.4%), 30.9k Black or African American Alone residents (6.54%), 19.7k Two or More Races residents (4.16%), 16.4k Asian Alone residents (3.47%), 1.53k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.323%), 1.11k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.235%), and 776 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.164%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Colorado Springs, CO was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Colorado Springs, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Colorado Springs, CO residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.8k people

7.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

35.1k people

As of 2017, 7.27% of Colorado Springs, CO residents (33.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 7.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    221,927 ± 11,338 people

  2. India

    25,376 ± 3,902 people

  3. China

    18,220 ± 3,309 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 221,927 Colorado residents, followed by India with 25,376 and China with 18,220.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2018 Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.8% of Colorado Springs, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Colorado Springs, CO was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    315k ± 6.42k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    87.1k ± 8.26k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    30.9k ± 3.75k

In 2018, there were 3.62 times more White Alone residents (315k people) in Colorado Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87.1k Hispanic or Latino and 30.9k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Colorado Springs, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    20,447 ± 2,499

  2. Vietnam

    11,624 ± 1,645

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,210 ± 1,623

Colorado Springs, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Colorado Springs, CO awarded 10,338 degrees. The student population of Colorado Springs, CO is skewed towards women, with 18,270 male students and 25,818 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colorado Springs, CO are White (5,765 and 56.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,962 and 19.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,050 and 10.3%), and Unknown (535 and 5.23%).

The largest universities in Colorado Springs, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (5,669 and 54.8%), University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,447 and 23.7%), and Colorado College (595 and 5.76%).

The most popular majors in Colorado Springs, CO are General Business Administration & Management (3,149 and 30.5%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (694 and 6.71%), and Information Technology (613 and 5.93%).

The median tuition costs in Colorado Springs, CO are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $6,888 and $18,072 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Colorado Springs, CO was Information Technology with 379 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Colorado Springs, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,669 degrees awarded

  2. 2,447 degrees awarded

  3. 595 degrees awarded

$6,888

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2017, the Colorado Springs, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs with 5,669 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,215

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,123

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,215 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colorado Springs, CO, which is 0.688 times less than the 6,123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Colorado Springs, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,765 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,962 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,050 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Colorado Springs, CO were to White students. These 5,765 degrees mean that there were 2.94 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,962 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colorado Springs, CO was $288,400 in 2018, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $265,400 to $288,400, a 8.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Colorado Springs, CO is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colorado Springs, CO have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colorado Springs, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$288,400

2018 Median

± $5,496

$265,400

2017 Median

± $6,383

In 2018, the median property value in Colorado Springs, CO grew to to $288,400 from the previous year's value of $265,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colorado Springs, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado Springs, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$65,331

Median Household Income

± $2,348

182k

Number of Households

± 6,658

In 2018, the median household income of the 182k households in Colorado Springs, CO grew to $65,331 from the previous year's value of $59,514.

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado Springs, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2018 Homeownership

57.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.6% of the housing units in Colorado Springs, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Colorado Springs, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colorado Springs, CO have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Colorado Springs, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.86%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Colorado Springs, CO was Drove Alone (77.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (6.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colorado Springs, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colorado Springs, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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