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 2013: $64,584 (it was $52,986 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$64,584
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,543 (it was $19,382 in 2000)

Elsmere CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $206,833 (it was $141,300 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$206,833
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $250,119; Detached houses: $267,120; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,390; In 2-unit structures: $166,735; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,747; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $150,727; Mobile homes: $42,497; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,300
  • Races in Elsmere, CO (2000)

    Elsmere races chart
    • 21,37776.3%White alone
    • 2,85310.2%Hispanic
    • 1,6956.1%Black alone
    • 9463.4%Two or more races
    • 8613.1%Asian alone
    • 1430.5%American Indian alone
    • 700.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 610.2%Other race alone

Races in Elsmere detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elsmere: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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

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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 2013 was 34.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.89
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.93. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.93
U.S.:

9.35

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.:

0.01376
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Colorado average:

11.8

Elsmere travel time to work - commute Elsmere mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant95,284265
Catholic52,31023
Mainline Protestant33,69761
Other22,77562
Black Protestant2,68611
Orthodox9474
None414,564-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

8.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,153 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.43%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.18% ($36,520 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.16% ($41,068)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.16% ($42,377)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,834 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.35%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.27% ($37,483 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.23% ($45,734)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.19% ($34,751)

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 MHzGrant Date: 01/30/1986, Expiration Date: 07/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/29/1998Registrant: Gte Sprint Communications Corp, One Adrian Ct, Burlingame, CA 94010

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Elsmere compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Elsmere on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Air transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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