Cimarron Hills, Colorado

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Cimarron Hills, Colorado
Looking west along East Platte Avenue in Cimarron Hills.
Looking west along East Platte Avenue in Cimarron Hills.
Location in El Paso County and the State of Colorado
Location in El Paso County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°51′19″N 104°42′13″W / 38.85528°N 104.70361°W / 38.85528; -104.70361Coordinates: 38°51′19″N 104°42′13″W / 38.85528°N 104.70361°W / 38.85528; -104.70361
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyEl Paso County[1]
 • Typeunincorporated community
 • Total6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 • Land6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation6,447 ft (1,965 m)
 • Total16,161
 • Density2,490.8/sq mi (961.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes[2]
Colorado Springs CO 80915 & 80922 & 80970
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-14587
GNIS feature ID1867079

Cimarron Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The population was 16,161 at the 2010 census.[3] The CDP is unincorporated, and it, along with a small industrial and residential area which lies east of Marksheffel Rd., are completely surrounded by the city of Colorado Springs, while not actually being part of the city.


Cimarron Hills is located at 38°51′19″N 104°42′13″W / 38.85528°N 104.70361°W / 38.85528; -104.70361 (38.855194, -104.703502).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (16 km2), all of it land.


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

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 15,194 people, 5,382 households, and 4,031 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,491.9 people per square mile (961.7/km²). There were 5,556 housing units at an average density of 911.2 per square mile (351.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.67% White, 8.01% African American, 0.79% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 4.47% from other races, and 5.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.83% of the population.

There were 5,382 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,363, and the median income for a family was $48,091. Males had a median income of $32,228 versus $25,611 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,709. About 6.4% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


Highway: Cimarron Hills is 1.5 miles north of U.S. Highway 24. It is also 9 miles from Interstate 25.

Air: The community is three miles north of the Colorado Springs Airport.

Rail: (Historical information) In 1888, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad began construction of a main line between Limon and Colorado Springs, passing through Cimarron Hills. The Rocky Mountain Rocket provided passenger service from 1939 to 1966. In later years, the Cadillac and Lake City Railroad provided service between Cimarron Hills and Limon. Although the tracks were removed in the 1980s, the railroad grade can still be seen as a prominent U-shape in aerial images of Cimarron Hills.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Archived 2012-07-11 at Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  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.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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