Colorado Springs 70 Excellent
Colorado Springs Livability #195 ranked city in Colorado#12,474 ranked city in the USARanks better than 57% of areas
A+ Colorado Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Colorado Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Colorado
Colorado Springs
1088% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Colorado Springs cost of living
F Colorado Springs Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Colorado
Total crime
3,97770% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2670% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Colorado Springs crime
C- Colorado Springs Employment Household income is 10% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$56,2272% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,4232% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Colorado Springs employment
B- Colorado Springs Housing Home value is 16% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$222,10020% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9581% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Colorado Springs real estate or Colorado Springs rentals
B Colorado Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Colorado Springs K-12 schools
D- Colorado Springs User Ratings There are a total of 63 ratings in Colorado Springs
Overall user rating
52% 63 total ratings
User reviews rating
41% 20 total reviews
User surveys rating
64% 43 total surveys
all Colorado Springs poll results

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      Living in Colorado Springs, CO

      Located in the state of Colorado, Colorado Springs is a highly populated city with a population of 448,759 residents. According to the most recent Census, 79% of Colorado Springs residents are White, 6% Black and 3% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Colorado Springs might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Colorado Springs is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Colorado, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Colorado Springs and in the areas around Colorado Springs is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Colorado Springs is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 58th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Colorado Springs scores well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Colorado Springs. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F), weather (D) and education (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Colorado Springs, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Colorado Springs. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Colorado Springs are affordable. Median real estate prices in Colorado Springs come in at $222,100, which is 16.1% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Colorado Springs, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 4.8% lower than the Colorado average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Colorado Springs area were 9.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.7%.

      Colorado Springs transportation information

      StatisticColorado SpringsColoradoNational
      Average one way commute21min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.1%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.6%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Colorado Springs, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).