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Colorado Springs
El Paso County, Colorado

ZipCodes
80903, 80904, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80908, 80909, 80910, 80911, 80915, 80916, 80917, 80918, 80919, 80920, 80921, 80922, 80925, 80926, 80928, 80929, 80930




Page Contents for Colorado Springs, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Colorado Springs is approximately 376,427 (2007), 416427 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 148,690 (2000), 167788 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colorado Springs is 474.458 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Colorado Springs is 185.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.987 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colorado Springs to Washington DC is 1573 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colorado Springs is positioned 38.86 degrees north of the equator and 104.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Colorado Springs elevation is 6,035 - 7,200 feet above sea level.
Colorado Springs per capita income is $ 22,496 (2000).
Colorado Springs median income is $ 50,479 (2007).
The Colorado Springs median home price is $ 209,400 (2007).
Colorado Springs average annual rainfall is 15.42 inches per year

Location

at the foot of Pikes Peak in central Colorado. It is about 61 miles south of Denver. Other nearby communities include Cimarron Hills, Stratmoor, Elsmere, Manitou Springs, Fort Carson, Security-Widefield, Air Force Academy and Cheyenne Mountain.
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Climate


moderate. The city is protected from the harshest weather by the Rocky Mountains to the west and Monument Divide to the north. The average yearly humidity is 50%. The sun prevails most of the year even in the middle of winter. There are about 250 yearly days of sunshine in Colorado Springs!! There is an annual snowfall of about 37 inches. The area is remarkably free of allergens and has been promoted as a haven for those with allergies.
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History & History Related Items

Army Lieutenant, Zebulon Pike, came here in 1806, identifying the mountain which now bears his name (Pike's Peak). Gold fever hit the area around 1859 with many gold seekers coming to strike it rich. In 1871, the man credited with founding Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer, opened the area as a resort. He hoped it to be as successful as the eastern resorts of Saratoga and Newport. The area did become famous and popular with many well-known figures of that time. So many English came, it was sometimes referred to as "Little London."

The community remained small and a nice resort until 1891 when gold was discovered in Cripple Creek. The population swelled to 35,000 within ten years. A large number of spectacular mansions were built near what is now downtown. Once the gold fever subsided, the community returned to its quiet pace. During World War II, Colorado Springs began to increase in size. Ft. Carson and Peterson Air Force Base were established. The military continued to use the area, so much, in fact, that by the late 1900's, Colorado Springs was often referred to as the nation's military space capital.
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The founding of Colorado Springs

1871


Attractions

The United States Air Force Academy
Information desk: (719) 333-2025
Event Information: (719) 333-USAF

Seven Falls
About 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs is a beautiful spot called "the Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado." See the pillars of Hercules and the Eagle's Nest Platform where you can see all 181 feet of waterfall.
For more information, please call (719) 632-0765

See Photographs of Colorado Springs and the area.

Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
A camera atop Pike's Peak shows a panoramic view of the area

Peterson Air Force Base is located next to and to the east of Colorado Springs.

Fort Carson

The United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: (719) 578-4644 or (888) OLYTOUR

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
Where the Garden comes alive
1805 N 30th Street (at Gateway Rd.)
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone: 719.634.6666
Located at the base of Pikes Peak.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719-633-9925
Fax: 719-633-2254

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Phone: 719-576-2016

Enjoy an unforgettable vacation here in the Colorado Springs area. For a free visitor guide, call toll-free: 877-PIKES PEAK or see the website

the May Natural History Museum is about nine miles southwest of Colorado Springs near the intersection of Rock Creek Canyon Road and Highway 115. The World's Largest Hercules Beetle lets visitors know where the turnoff is located. This museum is unique with over one hundred thousand invertebrates from tiny insects to huge beetles to gorgeous multi-colored butterflies. See the website for details. Please be sure of hours and days of operation before coming out!
Phone: 800-666-3841

Ghost Town Wild West Museum
on Highway 24 at 21st Street - just two miles from downtown. Phone: 719-634-0696
Please call ahead for hours of operation

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy
101 Pro Rodeo Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: 719-528-4764
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Economy & Industry


Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation
90 S. Cascade Avenue, Suite 1050
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-8183
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Colorado Springs City Government

City of Colorado Springs

City Clerk
107 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Phone: 719-385-5901




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


El Paso County Clerk
200 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2202
Phone: 719-520-6200


El Paso County Information
27 E Vermijo Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
Phone: 719-520-6400

Colorado Springs Chamber

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
6 South Tejon Street, Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
P.O. Drawer B
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
Phone: (719) 635-1551
Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
912 North Circle Drive, Suite 203
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: 719-635-5001

Colorado Springs Organizations

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
6 South Tejon Street, Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
P.O. Drawer B
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
Phone: (719) 635-1551
Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
912 North Circle Drive, Suite 203
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: 719-635-5001

Colorado Springs Libraries

Pikes Peak Library District
5550 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-1950
Phone: 719-531-6333


Plains & Peaks Library Systems
530 Communication Cir # 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1743
Phone: 719-473-3417


Rockrimmon Library
832 Village Center Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3603
Phone: 719-593-8000


Ruth Holley Public Library
923 N Murray Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915-3411
Phone: 719-597-5377


Sand Creek Library
1821 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs,CO 80916-4511
Phone: 719-597-7070

Colorado Springs Schools

Colorado Springs School District 11
1115 N El Paso St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2519
Phone: 719-520-2000
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
1775 LaClede Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719-475-6100
Harrison School District Two
1860 Harrison Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719-579-2000



HIGHER EDUCATION


Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Phone: (719) 576-7711
Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-389-6000
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO USA 80918
Phone: 719-262-3000
Toll-free: 800-990-8227
US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs

Miscellany

The population of Colorado Springs was:
1880 - 4,226
1890 - 11,140
1900 - 21,085
1910 - 29,078
1920 - 30,105
1930 - 33,237
1940 - 36,789
1950 - 45,472
1960 - 70,194
1970 - 135,060
1980 - 214,914
1990 - 281,140
2000 - 360,890
2006 - 372,437
2007 - 376,427

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 124,442
2000 - 148,690


Median age:
2000 - 33.6 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 45,081
2007 - $ 50,479

Median house value:
2000 - $ 147,100
2007 - $ 209,400

Colorado Springs is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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