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Zip Codes

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

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Statistics & Facts

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 miscellany.

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Location

Colorado Springs 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 & Weather

The climate for Colorado Springs is 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.
Colorado Springs average annual rainfall is 15.42 inches per year
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History & History Related Items

Colorado Springs history:

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.
The founding of Colorado Springs: 1871
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Attractions

Colorado Springs 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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Colorado Springs economy:

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


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