Air Force Academy, Colorado

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Air Force Academy, Colorado
F-15 Eagle on display
F-15 Eagle on display
Location of Air Force Academy, Colorado
Location of Air Force Academy, Colorado
Coordinates: 38°59′26″N 104°51′38″W / 38.99056°N 104.86056°W / 38.99056; -104.86056Coordinates: 38°59′26″N 104°51′38″W / 38.99056°N 104.86056°W / 38.99056; -104.86056
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyEl Paso County
 • TypeU.S. Air Force
 • Total10.0 sq mi (26.0 km2)
 • Land10.0 sq mi (26.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Total6,680
 • Density750.9/sq mi (289.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
FIPS code08-00870

The Air Force Academy is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The CDP includes a large portion of the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy, including the cadet housing facilities. The population was 6,680 at the 2010 census.[1][2] The USAF Academy Post Office (ZIP Codes 80840 and 80841) serves the area.[3]


The Air Force Academy is located at 38°59′26″N 104°51′38″W / 38.99056°N 104.86056°W / 38.99056; -104.86056 (38.990440, -104.860674).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,526 people, 1,128 households, and 1,112 families living in the CDP. The population density was 750.9 people per square mile (290.0/km2). There were 1,238 housing units at an average density of 123.5 per square mile (47.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.6% White, 5.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 3.1% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.

There were 1,128 households, out of which 82.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 1.4% were non-families. 1.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.60 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 49.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 2.0% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 191.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 235.8 males. All these statistics are typical for United States military bases.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,417, and the median income for a family was $43,264. Males had a median income of $7,307 versus $15,464 for females. The per capita income is $11,088. 3.2% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older.

View from south gate of Academy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "SAS Output". 2017-09-14. Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  3. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on 14 December 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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