About Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is located in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is located 60 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
At 6,035 feet, the city stands over 1 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, rising above 14,000 feet (4,300 m) on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is home to the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Training Center.
The city had an estimated population of 456,568 in 2015, ranking as the second most populated city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 40th most populated city in the United States. The Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 697,856 in 2015.
The city covers 194.9 square miles (505 km2), making it the most extensive municipality in Colorado. Colorado Springs was ranked number five by U.S. News & World Report on the list of 2016 Best Places to Live in the USA.
Colorado Springs is also home to many military bases that include; Fort Carson, Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Shriever Air Force Base, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).