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Colorado Springs, Colorado

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View of downtown Colorado Springs, looking west toward Pikes Peak.
Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. It has a population of 360,890 (according to the 2000 census) and is the second largest city in Colorado. At elevation 6,035 feet, it is situated near the base of one of the most famous American peaks, Pikes Peak, on the east side of the Rocky Mountains. The capital of Colorado, Denver, is 68 miles to the north. The city is the county seat of El Paso CountyTemplate:GR.
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Tourism

In addition to Pikes Peak, there are many other tourist attractions in the area, including Garden of the Gods, a collection of large red sandstone formations, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, the United States Olympic Training Complex, the American Numismatic Association, and the United States Air Force Academy. According to the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, the area attracts some six million visitors yearly.

Colorado Springs is served by the Colorado Springs Airport.

Geography

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Location of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is located at 38°51'48" North, 104°47'31" West (38.863443, -104.791914)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 482.1 km² (186.1 mi²). 481.1 km² (185.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Colorado Springs averages 250 days of sunshine per year, and receives 15.42 inches of annual precipitation. Average snowfall for the area (included in the previous annual precipitation calculation) is 5.5" in November, 5.7" in December, 5.0" in January, 5.1" in February, 9.4" in March, and 6.3" in April.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 360,890 people, 141,516 households, and 93,117 families residing in the city. The population density is 750.2/km² (1,942.9/mi²). There are 148,690 housing units at an average density of 309.1/km² (800.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.66% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 2.82% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 5.01% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. 12.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 141,516 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $45,081, and the median income for a family is $53,478. Males have a median income of $36,786 versus $26,427 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,496. 8.7% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Colleges and universities

Colorado Springs is the home of Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), as well as the United States Air Force Academy.

Sports teams

  • The local colleges feature many sports teams. Notable among them are the following nationally-competitive NCAA Division I teams: Air Force Academy (Fighting Falcons) Football, Colorado College (Tiger) Hockey, and Colorado College (Tiger) Women's Soccer.
  • Colorado Springs Cricket Club represents the city in Colorado Cricket League. Formerly called One World Cricket Club, they have won the state championship twice and been in the top four teams in the state for last 3 consecutive years.

Religion

In recent years, Colorado Springs has attracted a large influx of Evangelical Christians. Evangelical groups with headquarters at Colorado Springs include Focus on the Family (a Christian organization active on many social and political issues), Compassion International, The Navigators, Youth with a Mission, Young Life and the International Bible Society.

History

In August 1871, Colorado Springs was founded by General William Palmer, a veteran of the American Civil War.

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