Elsmere, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 31,567.
Males: 15,766  (49.9%)
Females: 15,801  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  30.3 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 80915

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,457 (it was $52,986 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$62,457
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,659 (it was $19,382 in 2000)

Elsmere CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $211,163 (it was $141,300 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$211,163
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $223,153; Detached houses: $240,349; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,241; In 2-unit structures: $174,505; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,157; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,499; Mobile homes: $96,615
Elsmere races chart
  • White alone - 21,377 (76.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,853 (10.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,695 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 946 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 861 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 143 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 70 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 61 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elsmere: 186.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6383 feet

Land area: 65.6 square miles.

Population density: 481 people per square mile   (low).

Elsmere, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Elsmere:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elsmere CCD:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Elsmere CCD:  0.6% ($849)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Elsmere satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (6.1 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (554.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cimarron Hills, CO (1.5 miles ), Colorado Springs, CO (2.5 miles ), Stratmoor, CO (3.0 miles ), Security-Widefield, CO (3.1 miles ), Black Forest, CO (3.3 miles ), Fort Carson, CO (3.3 miles ), Black Forest-Peyton, CO (3.5 miles ), Air Force Academy, CO (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.88 N, Longitude: 104.68 W

Elsmere household income distribution Elsmere home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Elsmere: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elsmere, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elsmere, Colorado average temperatures Elsmere, Colorado average precipitation Elsmere, Colorado humidity Elsmere, Colorado wind speed Elsmere, Colorado snowfall Elsmere, Colorado sunshine Elsmere, Colorado clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Elsmere-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Elsmere place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 tornado 13.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Elsmere-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 135.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from Elsmere center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 593.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from Elsmere center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Elsmere:

  • PHYSICIANS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • PARKMOOR VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • HOME HEALTH PARTNERS INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION-COLORADO SPRINGS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • PRIMARY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • SUMMIT HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF COLORADO SPRINGS (Hospital, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Amtrak station near Elsmere:

  • 9 miles: COLORADO SPRINGS (120 S. WEBER) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elsmere:

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 7 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado College (about 9 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 9 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 9 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 10 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 15 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 40 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)

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Notable locations in Elsmere: Pring Ranch (A), Bishop Ranch (B), Titus Ranch (C), Mitchell Ranch (D), Flying Lazy S Ranch (E), Blaney Ranch (F), Maurer Ranch (G), Fulsos Ranch (H), Neis Ranch (I), Nielsen Ranch (J), Curtis Ranch (K), Banning Lewis Ranch (L), Colorado Springs Landfill (M), Cimarron Hills Fire Department Station 1 / Falcon Fire Department Station 4 (N), Falcon Fire Department Headquarters Station (O), Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 17 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Banning Lewis Reservoir Number 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

El Paso County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.503. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.01
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.03. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.03
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.00479. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00479
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.1%
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
5 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Elsmere compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elsmere CCD (based on El Paso County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.10%
Here: 37.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.3%10.8%8.9%6.0%5.4%
Congregations7.1%10.5%0.3%8.8%6.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%4.4%3.3%2.5%24.0%
Congregations2.7%4.8%1.4%2.7%55.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 57
El Paso County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
El Paso County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 168
El Paso County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 389
Here:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

19.8%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.0%
State:

9.6%

9.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.30%
Colorado average:

10.77%

0.54% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,092 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.54%
Colorado average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.20% ($29,291 average AGI)
from Teller County, CO  0.19% ($39,501)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.19% ($45,333)


8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Colorado average:

10.03%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,545 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.35%
Colorado average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Douglas County, CO  0.25% ($60,352 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.24% ($29,479)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.22% ($41,676)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elsmere:

  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KKCS (1460 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBZC (1300 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVOR (740 AM; 3 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRDO (1240 AM; 1 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KXRE (1490 AM; 1 kW; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: LATINO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elsmere:

  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KEPC (89.7 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Elsmere:

  • KKTV (Channel 11; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTSC (Channel 8; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGHB-CA (Channel 27; PUEBLO, ETC., CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K23GJ (Channel 23; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRDO-TV (Channel 13; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRM-TV (Channel 21; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K49CJ (Channel 49; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KJCS-LP (Channel 38; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BETA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DW (Channel 63; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN.PUB.B/CING.NETWORK,INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COLORADO SP, 0.75 Mi W Of (Lat: 38.864694 Lon: -104.717750), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WLC513
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/1986, Expiration Date: 07/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/29/1998
    Registrant: Gte Sprint Communications Corp, One Adrian Ct, Burlingame, CA 94010

Elsmere on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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