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Security-Widefield, Colorado

Coordinates: 38°44′56″N 104°42′51″W / 38.7488410°N 104.7141866°W / 38.7488410; -104.7141866 (Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado)
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Security-Widefield, Colorado
Looking northwest along Widefield Blvd. towards Fontaine Blvd.
Looking northwest along Widefield Blvd. towards Fontaine Blvd.
Location of the Security-Widefield CDP in El Paso County, Colorado
Location of the Security-Widefield CDP in El Paso County, Colorado
Security-Widefield CDP is located in the United States
Security-Widefield CDP
Security-Widefield CDP
Location of the Security-Widefield CDP in the United States
Coordinates: 38°44′56″N 104°42′51″W / 38.7488410°N 104.7141866°W / 38.7488410; -104.7141866 (Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyEl Paso County
 • Typeunincorporated communities
 • Total13.477 sq mi (34.905 km2)
 • Land12.993 sq mi (33.653 km2)
 • Water0.483 sq mi (1.252 km2)
Elevation5,843 ft (1,781 m)
 • Total38,639
 • Density2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[4]
Colorado Springs 80911, 80913, and 80925
Fountain 80817
Area code719
GNIS feature[2]Security-Widefield CDP

Security-Widefield is a census-designated place (CDP) comprising the unincorporated communities of Security and Widefield located in and governed by El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the Security-Widefield CDP was 38,639 at the United States Census 2020.[3] El Paso County governs the unincorporated communities. Both the Colorado Springs post office (Zip Codes 80911, 80913, and 80925) and the Fountain post office (Zip Code 80817) serve the area.[4]


The S.A. Wilson Elementary School in Security-Widefield is a school built in 1959-61. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

In March 1991, Widefield was the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 585, which killed all 25 persons aboard. The crash was later determined to have been caused by a defect in the design of the Boeing 737-200's rudder power control unit.


East-west running Fontaine Boulevard divides Security and Widefield into two parts. Local convention usually regards Security as the section that is northwest of Fontaine Boulevard, with Widefield considered to be along the northern and southeastern sections of Fontaine adjacent to the City of Fountain. Security and Widefield neighborhoods are connected historically to their respective water towers. Much of the northern section of Fontaine is served by the Security Water and Sanitation District, whereas a small northern section as well as the southern section are served by the Widefield Water and Sanitation District including areas east of Grinnell.

The Security-Widefield CDP has an area of 8,625 acres (34.905 km2), including 309 acres (1.252 km2) of water.[1]


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Security CDP for the 1960 United States Census. The CDP was expanded to the Security-Widefield CDP for the 1970 United States Census.

Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado
Source: United States Census Bureau


Students are served by the Widefield School District 3.

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  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  3. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. "Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado". Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 16, 2020.

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