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Canon City
Fremont County, Colorado

81212, 81215, 81246

The Climate Capital of Colorado

Page Contents for Canon City, Colorado

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Canon City is approximately 15,906 (2009).
The approximate number of families is 6,617 (2000).
The amount of land area in Canon City is 31.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Canon City is 12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.00 sq kilometers.
The distance from Canon City to Washington DC is 1600 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Canon City is positioned 38.44 degrees north of the equator and 105.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Canon City elevation is 5,332 feet above sea level.
Canon City per capita income is $ 21,076 (2008).
Canon City median income is $ 36,661 (2008).
The Canon City median home price is $ 135,755 (2008).
Canon City average annual precipitation is 13.30 inches peryear.
Canon City average temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 68 degrees F.


off Hwy 50 about 1 hour from Colorado Springs. Canon City is 35 miles from Pueblo and 88 miles from Walsenburg. It is 115 miles from Denver and 177 miles from Ft. Collins. Other nearby communities include Lincoln Park, Brookside, Williamsburg, Rockvale, Florence, Coal Creek, Penrose-Portland, and Penrose.

Here is a map page for Canon City.
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History & History Related Items

Canon City was begun on 17 January 1858 during the gold rush at Pikes Peak, though no town was actually built at the time. In 1859, the claim was jumped and by February 1860, the first building was erected. Oil was discovered here in 1862 and several ore smelters were built in the area by 1891.

The tilde was added officially to the name of the city in 1994. It is one of the few cities in the US with such a designation.

Here is a local history page for Canon City.
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The Royal Gorge Bridge
P.O. Box 549
Canon City, Colorado 81215
Phone: (719) 275-7507
The World's highest suspension brige, 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. A quarter mile span, you may drive or walk across or take a trolley ride across. Lots to see and do here, including an incline railrail with a spectacular view, a theater with live entertainment, food and refreshments, shopping and more.

Attractions in the area. The Royal Gorge Visitor's Guide

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad
"The most spectacular 12 miles of railroad in America"
Make sure you make advance reservations to be assured of a spot.
Toll-free: 888-rails-4U

Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center
612 Royal Gorge Bldg.
P.O. Box 1460
Canon City, Colorado 81215
Phone: 719-269-9036
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Canon City City Government

Canon City Official Website

Canon City City Hall
612 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212-3751
Phone: 719-269-9011

Canon City Chamber

Canon City Chamber of Commerce
403 Royal Gorge Boulevard
Canon City, Colorado 81212
Phone: 719.275.2331
Toll Free: 1.800.876.7922

Canon City Organizations

Canon City Chamber of Commerce
403 Royal Gorge Boulevard
Canon City, Colorado 81212
Phone: 719.275.2331
Toll Free: 1.800.876.7922

Canon City Libraries

Canon City Public Library
516 Macon Ave
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: 719-269-9020

Canon City Schools

Canon City School District
101 N 14th St
Canon City, CO 81212-3564
Phone: 719-269-6400

Canon City High School
1313 College Ave
Canon City, CO 81212-3540
Phone: 719-269-6200 Canon City


The population of Canon City was:
1990 - 12,687
2000 - 15,431
2009 - 15,906

Population Density:
2000 - 1,284.1 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 5,609
2000 - 6,617

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 31,736
2008 - $ 36,661

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,970
2008 - $ 21,076

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 92,600
2008 - $ 135,755

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

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