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Wikipedia: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. It has a population of 360,890 (according to the 2000 census). At elevation 6,035 feet, it is situated near the base of one of the most famous American peaks, Pikes Peak, on the east side of the Rocky Mountains. The capital of Colorado, Denver, is 68 miles to the north. The city is the county seat of El Paso County1.

Tourism

In addition to Pikes Peak, there are many other tourist attractions in the area, including Garden of the Gods, featuring amazing red sandstone formations, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, the United States Olympic Training Complex and the United States Air Force Academy The According to the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, the area attracts some six million visitors yearly.

Colorado Springs is served by the Colorado Springs Airport.

Geography

Colorado Springs is located at 38°51'48" North, 104°47'31" West (38.863443, -104.791914)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 482.1 km² (186.1 mi²). 481.1 km² (185.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 360,890 people, 141,516 households, and 93,117 families residing in the city. The population density is 750.2/km² (1,942.9/mi²). There are 148,690 housing units at an average density of 309.1/km² (800.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.66% White, 6.56% African American, 0.88% Native American, 2.82% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 5.01% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. 12.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 141,516 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $45,081, and the median income for a family is $53,478. Males have a median income of $36,786 versus $26,427 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,496. 8.7% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.8% are under the age of 18 and 7.2% are 65 or older.

Industry

Colleges and Universities

Colorado Springs is the home of Colorado College and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), as well as the United States Air Force Academy.

Sports Teams

Religion

In recent years, Colorado Springs has attracted a large influx of Evangelical Christians. Evangelical groups with headquarters at Colorado Springs include Focus on the Family (a Christian political organization), Compassion International, The Navigators, Youth with a Mission, Young Life and the International Bible Society.

Events

On January 23, 2001, police got a tip that the remaining two Texas 7 members whom haven't been captured were hiding out at a Holiday Inn at Colorado Springs. The two escapees made some live radio broacasts before they got arrested. The Texas 7 was a criminal group that was wanted for robbery and the murder of a police officer.

On February 15, 2003, 4000 protesters gathered on Academy Boulevard to protest the War in Iraq. After a peacful rally and march, the crowd was dispersed with tear-gas, tazers, pepperspray and battons. Several people were arested.

In 2003, evidence was made public accusing the Colorado Springs Police Department assisted the Denver Police gather what are commonly known as Spy Files. These files contain information gathered by the police department by watching activists, organizations, and protesters who had broken no laws. The Colorado Springs Independent featured many stories on the issue and the City Council investigated the charges.

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