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Median resident age:  42.2 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 80809

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,739 (it was $48,135 in 2000)
Pikes Peak:

$56,739
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,155

Pikes Peak CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $260,479 (it was $174,300 in 2000)
Pikes Peak:

$260,479
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $343,578; Detached houses: $362,081; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,580; In 2-unit structures: $209,347; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,189; Mobile homes: $51,882; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,613

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  • White alone - 3,501 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 174 (4.6%)
  • Two or more races - 49 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 19 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.08%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pikes Peak: 214.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Pikes Peak CCD:  0.6% ($975)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Pikes Peak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (10.1 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (542.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cascade-Chipita Park, CO (1.4 miles ), Green Mountain Falls, CO (1.9 miles ), Manitou Springs, CO (2.1 miles ), Woodland Park, CO (2.9 miles ), Air Force Academy, CO (3.0 miles ), Divide, CO (3.2 miles) , Colorado Springs, CO (3.2 miles ), Midland, CO (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 104.97 W

Pikes Peak household income distribution Pikes Peak home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Pikes Peak-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Pikes Peak place center .

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 tornado 4.3 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pikes Peak-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.8 miles away from Pikes Peak center
On 1/18/1997 at 22:04:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB, 2.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/28/2003 at 02:55:02, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2001 at 19:22:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 12.0 miles away from Pikes Peak center
On 1/26/2008 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Pikes Peak:

  • GARDEN OF THE GODS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • CENTER AT CENTENNIAL, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Amtrak station near Pikes Peak:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pikes Peak:

  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 8 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 10 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 10 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 14 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 46 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 47 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 48 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)

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Notable locations in Pikes Peak: Springdale Campground (A), Summit House (B), Crow Gulch Picnic Ground (C), Ridge Crest Picnic Grounds (D), Grassy Saddle Picnic Grounds (E), Black Canyon Picnic Grounds (F), Green Mountain Falls / Chipita Park Fire Department Station 2 (G), Green Mountain Falls / Chipita Park Fire Department Station 1 (H), Cascade Volunteer Fire Department (I), Neeper Cabin (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Pikes Peak: Holy Rosary Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Wilson Reservoir (A), Bighorn Reservoir (B), Boehmer Reservoir (C), Woodland Park Reservoir (D), Wilson Reservoir (E), Big Horn Reservoir (F), Manitou Reservoir (G), Lake Moraine (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crystal Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B), Severy Creek (C), Cabin Creek (D), Willow Creek (E), Sheep Creek (F), South Ruxton Creek (G), Seep Creek (H), Lion Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pikes Peak include: Hurricane Canyon Natural Area (1), Ruxton Park (2). Display/hide their locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.9. This is about average.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 0.00479. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00479
U.S.:

0.05304
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.503. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.444
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.97
U.S.:

4.12
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 19.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

14.6
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 37.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

37.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.57. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.57
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

6.6%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pikes Peak, CO

56 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
47 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000
13 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Pikes Peak compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.10%
Here37.1%
USA50.2%

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 Pikes Peak:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Pikes Peak:

  • 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)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRDO-FM1 (95.1 FM; CRIPPLE CREEK, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Pikes Peak:

  • 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)
  • K03AO (Channel 3; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS)
  • K07PA (Channel 7; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN. PUB. B/CING. NET., INC.)
  • K09LH (Channel 9; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS)
  • 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.)
  • K06BI (Channel 6; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS)
  • 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.)
  • K30AA (Channel 30; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K43CG (Channel 43; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K28GE (Channel 28; WOODLAND PARK, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K33EW (Channel 33; WOODLAND PARK, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K47FJ (Channel 47; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • KXTU-LP (Channel 57; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)


Pikes Peak on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #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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