South Central Colorado Urban Area

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The South Central Colorado Urban Area comprises the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Cañon City Micropolitan Statistical Area in the central and south central region of the State of Colorado. With the exception of northern Teller County and small portions of northern El Paso County, the entire South Central Colorado Urban Area is drained by the Arkansas River and its tributaries. The South Central Colorado Urban Area is the southernmost of the three primary subregions of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

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The South Central Colorado Urban Area had a population of 851,500 at the 2010 United States Census, and increase of 17.43% from the 2000 United States Census. [1] In 2010, 16.93% of Coloradans lived in the South Central Colorado Urban Area.

Extent

South Central Colorado Urban Area [1]

Core Based Statistical Area2010 CensusCounty2010 Census2000 CensusPop Change
Colorado Springs, CO MSA 645,613 El Paso County, Colorado 622,263516,929+20.38%
Teller County, Colorado 23,35020,555+13.60%
Pueblo, CO MSA 159,063 Pueblo County, Colorado 159,063141,472+12.43%
Cañon City, CO μSA 46,824 Fremont County, Colorado 46,82446,145+1.47%
Total851,500725,101+17.43%

Municipalities

The 20 Municipalities of the South Central Colorado Urban Area [2]
RankMunicipalityCountyCBSA2010 Population
1 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 416,427
2 Pueblo County Pueblo MSA 106,595
3 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 25,846
4 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 16,400
5 Teller County Colorado Springs MSA 7,200
6 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 5,530
7 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 4,992
8 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 3,881
9 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 2,240
10 Teller County Colorado Springs MSA 1,189
11 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 780
12 El Paso County
Teller County
Colorado Springs MSA 773
13 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 662
14 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 487
15 Teller County Colorado Springs MSA 397
16 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 343
17 Pueblo County Pueblo MSA 339
18 Fremont County Cañon City μSA 233
19 Pueblo County Pueblo MSA 153
20 El Paso County Colorado Springs MSA 123

Constituent jurisdictions

The South Central Colorado Urban Area includes

Places over 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants

and-

See also

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References

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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2011-04-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)