Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality in Colorado. Colorado Springs serves as the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County. Colorado Springs's area occupies 186.1 square miles. Colorado Springs is at least one mile above sea level, while some areas are significantly higher. Colorado Springs lies near the base of Pikes Peak. In 2006, Colorado Springs was selected as the Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine.
At the 2000 census, Colorado Springs’s population was 360,890 people. Colorado Springs’ population density is 1942.9 people per square mile. Colorado Springs has a racial makeup that is 80.66% white, 0.88% American Indians, 2.82% Asian American, 6.56% African Americans, 12.01% are Hispanic, 0.21% Pacific Islanders, 5.01% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 3.85% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Colorado Springs’s median income for a household is $45,081, and the median income for a family is $53,478. Colorado Springs’s per capita income is $22,496. In Colorado Springs, 6.1% of families and 8.7% of the population live below the poverty line.
Driven mainly by the military, the high-tech industry, and tourism, Colorado Springs’ economy is growing in the service section and as one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the United States.
Colorado Springs health insurance and Colorado Springs life insurance depend on the medical care Colorado Springs citizens receive. The Memorial Health System and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services serves as the two main hospital systems in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs auto insurance and Colorado Springs home insurance depend on Colorado Springs’s crime rates. Colorado Springs’s violent crime rate is 5.0, and the property crime rate is 46.5.
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