Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs: The second most populous city in Colorado and the center of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area. It is located at the foot of Pikes Peak in central Colorado. Colorado Springs is known for its military bases, its hot springs, and its many attractions, such as the Garden of the Gods and the United States Air Force Academy.


Colorado Springs is a city located in the county of El Paso in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population at the 2010 census was 416,427. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 482,131 inhabitants.

The city was created 153 years ago in 1870.

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado located along the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains. As of July 29, 2023, its estimated population is 478,961 residents. Here are some key facts about Colorado Springs:


Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 as a resort town. Its location near Pikes Peak made it a popular destination. The military has had a strong presence there since the 1940s.


Colorado Springs sits at over 6,000 feet above sea level against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The city includes grassy plains and an arid climate.


Major employers include the military bases Fort Carson and Peterson Space Force Base. Other key industries are defense, tourism, and tech.

Culture & Attractions

Popular sites are Garden of the Gods Park, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. There is an active arts scene.


The Colorado Springs metro has approximately 740,000 residents. It continues to grow rapidly and attract new industries and residents.

In summary, Colorado Springs is a scenic city focused on aerospace, defense, and outdoor recreation with natural beauty and ample sunshine that make it appealing for work and leisure.

Colorado Springs locator map
Location of Colorado Springs on Colorado map.

Quick Facts about Colorado Springs

Population : 482,131 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
County : El Paso County
Postal code : 80901–80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Phone Area Codes : 719
Water as percent of area : 0.19%
Land as percent of area : 99.81%
Altitude : 6,033 feet / 1839 meters
Capital city : Colorado Springs is capital of El Paso County
Establishment : January 01, 1871 (153 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 21:20:30 (29th February 2024)
Population growth : 13.63% (2010-2020)


Colorado Springs is located at 38°50'2"N 104°49'17"W (38.8338800, -104.8213600).

Colorado Springs map

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The population of Colorado Springs increased by 13.63% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 416,427 - census
2011 427,434 2.58% estimation process
2012 432,782 1.24% estimation process
2013 438,146 1.22% estimation process
2014 442,361 0.95% estimation process
2015 449,572 1.6% estimation process
2016 458,714 1.99% estimation process
2017 465,167 1.39% estimation process
2018 472,567 1.57% estimation process
2019 478,221 1.18% estimation process
2020 482,131 0.81% estimation process

Colorado Springs zip code is 80902. County name: El Paso, County fips: 08041

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People born in Colorado Springs (198)

People born in Colorado Springs, including astronaut Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger, racecar driver Bobby Unser, racing driver Jerry Unser, .


  • Chris Sanders (American film director, animator, voice actor and screenwriter born 1962) he was born in 12/03/1962
  • Talcott Parsons (American sociologist) he was born in 13/12/1902
  • Kelly Bishop (American actress) she was born in 28/02/1944
  • Sherry Stringfield (American actress) she was born in 24/06/1967
  • David Hale (American professional ice hockey player) he was born in 18/06/1981
  • Spring Byington (American actress (1886-1971)) she was born in 17/10/1886
  • Juli Ashton (American movie actress & TV host) she was born in 05/10/1968
  • John Romero (American video game designer) he was born in 28/10/1967
  • Robert M. Isaac (American politician (1928-2008)) he was born in 27/01/1928
  • Lon Chaney (American actor, director and screenwriter (1883-1930)) he was born in 01/04/1883
  • Tom Hamilton (bass player) he was born in 31/12/1951
  • Richard Gregg (American philosopher) he was born in 01/01/1885
  • Bob Sapp (American professional wrestler and actor) he was born in 22/09/1973
  • Laura Veirs (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 24/10/1973
  • Christine Haigler (figure skater) she was born in 05/01/1948
  • Tiffany Dupont (American actress) she was born in 22/03/1981
  • Scott Walker (American politician, Governor of Wisconsin) he was born in 02/11/1967
  • Anne Parrish (American children's writer) she was born in 12/11/1888

Schools in Colorado Springs

College & universities near Colorado Springs, CO

Code Name City ZIP
459286 Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (CO) 80903
126678 Colorado College Colorado Springs (CO) 80903
128179 Intellitec College-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (CO) 80909-6096
461953 Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology Colorado Springs (CO) 80906-4944
448752 CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (CO) 80909

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Colorado Springs, CO

Code Name Address Type
COS Colorado Springs, Colorado 120 South Weber Street BUS
PUB Pueblo, Colorado 1080 Chinook Lane BUS
PJT Pine Junction, CO 76 Mount Evans Boulevard BUS
DEB Denver (Bus Station), Colorado 1055 19th Street BUS
DEN Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street RAIL

Post offices near Colorado Springs

Post Office Name City ZIP
Colorado Spring Post Office Colorado Springs (CO) 80903
Cheyenne Mountain Post Office Colorado Springs (CO) 80905
Antar Post Office Colorado Springs (CO) 80909
North End Co Spg Post Office Colorado Springs (CO) 80907
West End Post Office Colorado Springs (CO) 80904

Other cities in El Paso County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in El Paso County , CO.

City Name Population Title
Fountain 31,017 City in Colorado, United States
Cimarron Hills 16,161 Census designated place
Fort Carson 13,813 United States Army installation
Black Forest 13,116 Census designated place
Woodmoor 8,741 Census designated place in El Paso County, Colorado, United States
Monument 8,152 Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States
Stratmoor 6,900 Census-designated place in El Paso County, Colorado
Gleneagle 6,611 Census designated place
Manitou Springs 5,461 City in Colorado
Palmer Lake 3,037 City in El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America
Calhan 827 Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States
Ramah 131 Human settlement in El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Colorado Springs distances to largest Colorado cities