Florissant, Colorado

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Florissant, Colorado
Panorama of Florissant.
Panorama of Florissant.
Location of the Florissant CDP in Teller County, Colorado.
Location of the Florissant CDP in Teller County, Colorado.
Florissant is located in the United States
Florissant
Florissant
Location of the Florissant CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N 105°17′24″W / 38.9445571°N 105.2898699°W / 38.9445571; -105.2898699 (Florissant CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 38°56′40″N 105°17′24″W / 38.9445571°N 105.2898699°W / 38.9445571; -105.2898699 (Florissant CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyTeller County
Established1870
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total0.516 sq mi (1.336 km2)
 • Land0.516 sq mi (1.336 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation8,192 ft (2,497 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total104
 • Density202/sq mi (78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80816
Area code(s)719
GNIS feature[2]Florissant CDP

Florissant is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Teller County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Florissant post office has the ZIP Code 80816.[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Florissant CDP was 104, while the population of the 80816 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 5,180 including adjacent areas.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Florissant Heritage Museum

Florissant, Colorado, was named after Florissant, Missouri, the hometown of Judge James Castello, an early settler.[5] The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleurir, which roughly means to flourish, to flower, or to blossom.[6]

Geography[edit]

Florissant is located immediately north of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

The Florissant CDP has an area of 330 acres (1.336 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Florissant CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Florissant CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2010104—    
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Town[edit]

Florissant is immediately east of the starting point of the Hayman fire, which became most extensive fire in Colorado history in 2002.

Florissant is served by the Florissant Fire Protection District. The District consists of 2 Fire Stations, 3 Engines, 2 Tenders, 3 Rescue Trucks, and a Mule 4WD off-road vehicle.

Florissant has several subdivisions, including Colorado Mountain Estates, Druid Hills, Florissant Heights, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, Valley Hi, and Bear Trap Ranch

Florissant continues to grow. Examples of this include the addition of a new library, offering multimedia opportunities, fast broadband, computer access, and wireless access.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 127.
  6. ^ http://www.wordreference.com/fren/florissant

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