Colorado Springs, CO Net Worth is662,100 Population
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Native Name:
Nickname: The Springs
Settlement Type: City
Image Skyline: CC COSPRINGS.jpg
Image Caption: Colorado Springs with the Front Range in background
Image Flag: Flag of Colorado Springs, Colorado.svg
Image Map: El Paso County Colorado Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Colorado Springs Highlighted.svg
Mapsize: 250px
Map Caption: Location in El Paso County, Colorado and the state of Colorado
Pushpin Map: USA
Pushpin Map Caption: Location in the U.S.
Coordinates Region: US-CO
Subdivision Type: List of countries
Subdivision Name: United States
Subdivision Type 1: U.S. state
Subdivision Name 1: Colorado
Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Colorado Subdivision Name 2: El Paso County, Colorado
Subdivision Name 4:
Government Type: Colorado municipalities#Home Rule Municipality Leader Title: Mayor
Leader Name: Steve Bach since 7. June 2011 (NP)
Established Title:
Established Title 2: municipal corporation
Established Date 2: June 19, 1886 Established Title 3:
Established Date 3:
Area Magnitude: 1 E9
Unit Pref: Imperial
Area Total Km 2: 482.1
Area Land Km 2: 481.1
Area Water Km 2: 1.0
Area Total Sq Mi: 194.7
Area Land Sq Mi: 194.1
Area Water Sq Mi: 0.6
Area Blank 1 Sq Mi:
Population As Of: 2010 United States Census
Population Footnotes: title
Population Total: 416,427 (US: List of United States cities by population)
Population Density Km 2: 865.57
Population Density Sq Mi: 2242.5
Population Metro: 645613
Population Density Blank 1 Sq Mi:
Timezone: Mountain Standard Time
Utc Offset: ?7
Timezone DST: Mountain Daylight Time
Utc Offset DST: ?6
Area Code: Area code 719
Coordinates Display: yes
Latd: 38 /latm
Longd: 104 /longm
Elevation Footnotes:
Elevation M: 1832
Elevation Ft: 5740–7200
Postal Code Type: ZIP codes Postal Code: 80901-80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Area Code: Area code 719
Blank Name: Federal Information Processing Standard
Blank Info: 08-16000
Blank 1 Name: Geographic Names Information System feature ID
Blank 1 Info: 0204797
Blank 2 Name: state highways in Colorado
Blank 2 Info: I-25 (CO), US 24 (CO), US 85 (CO), SH 29 (CO), SH 83 (CO), SH 94 (CO), SH 115 (CO)
Website: []
Population Footnotes 666:
Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the southern portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 65 miles (105 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At 6,035 feet (1839 m) the city stands over one mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, in the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains.
With a population of 416,427 as of the 2010 Census, it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 41st most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 645,613 in 2010. The city covers 194.7 square miles (504 km2), making it Colorado's largest city in area. Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outside's 2009 list of America's Best Cities.
William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War General (brevet) and Medal of Honor recipient, came to the Colorado Territory as a surveyor with the Kansas Pacific Railroad. He explored the area south of Denver searching for possible railroad routes for the Kansas Pacific to strategically occupy. Palmer favorably viewed the valley in the shadow of Pikes Peak as an ideal town site. Since he could not persuade the Kansas Pacific to follow the Arkansas River to Pueblo and from there north to Denver, Palmer secured legislation and funding to build the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad south from Denver with the declared intention of reaching Mexico City, Mexico. Palmer founded Colorado Springs on July 31, 1871, as the first destination served by his railroad. He had the intention of creating a high-quality resort community, and the

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