Colorado Springs, home to over 439,000 residents, is the second-largest city in the state of Colorado, after Denver, and the county seat of El Paso County. Located about an hour south of Denver, the city itself covers over 194 square miles, making it the largest by area in the entire state. Colorado Springs also anchors its own metropolitan area, the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, which is home to over 678,000. The city is perhaps best known for being the home of the United States Air Force Academy, at least in certain circles, and has been ranked as the Best City to Live In in the U.S. by Money Magazine as well as Outside Magazine, albeit in two different years (2006 and 2009, respectively).
Originally known by a variety of different names, including Colorado City, Colorado Springs was first settled by American pioneers during the early 19th century, and was officially incorporated as a town in 1886, though some historical documents place incorporation as early as 1872, when the name was changed from Fountain Colony. The city grew rapidly thanks to repeated annexations of nearby land, and the area quickly became a popular area with the U.S. Army, which first opened Peterson Field in 1942. In 1950 Colorado Springs became the headquarters for Air Defense Command, and then became the headquarters of NORAD not long after. During the 1960’s several colleges were built including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and the Colorado Technical University, giving Colorado Springs a new look and a substantial boost to the local economy. The city has continued to grow via annexation of nearby land, the most recent acquisitions being in 2008, with more planned in the near future.
Colorado Springs averages over 300 days of sunshine per year, despite the misconceptions that come with many areas of Colorado. However, the prevailing Chinook Winds tends to cause temperatures to fluctuate rapidly, and has been known to cause thunderstorms. During the summer months average daily highs typically reach into the mid-80’s, with overnight lows often dropping down into the low-to-mid 50’s on account of it’s semi-arid climate. During the winter months average snowfall is around 4-5 inches per month, though March, oddly enough, sees the most snowfall out of any month in the year. Daily winter highs tend to reach into the low 40’s, while overnight lows often drop into the mid-teens.
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- City of Colorado Springs Official Website: https://coloradosprings.gov/
- Colorado Springs on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado
- The Official Guide to Colorado Springs: http://www.visitcos.com/
- Colorado Springs on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Colorado-Springs
Colorado Springs Zip Codes Include:
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