Colorado Springs is a large city in Colorado with a population of slightly less than 446,000. At an average age of just under 37, the city's population is younger than most cities in Colorado. Most Colorado Springs residents own their homes, and 42% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,097 a month is just below the state average.
Colorado Springs has an average commute time of about 23 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 44% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Not many residents walk to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Colorado Springs has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 15% have a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Colorado Springs: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 18% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of almost $74,000, Colorado Springs workers take home slightly less than their peers elsewhere in Colorado. However, the city's average income is just about on par with the national average of $73,345.