Fort Carson, Colorado Population 2024

18,105

Fort Carson is a city located in El Paso County Colorado. Fort Carson has a 2024 population of 18,105. Fort Carson is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 11.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,243 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Carson is $69,917 with a poverty rate of 10.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Carson is 21.9 years, 21.7 years for males, and 23.7 years for females.

Fort Carson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Carson was:

  • White: 65.97%
  • Black or African American: 15.29%
  • Two or more races: 14.51%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.59%
Land Area (mi²)
8.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,108.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.46% (1,862)
The current population of Fort Carson, Colorado is 18,105 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,243.

Fort Carson, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,94365.97%
Black or African American2,76815.29%
Two or more races2,62714.51%
Asian3181.76%
Other race1760.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1670.92%
Native American1060.59%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fort Carson Population by Race

Fort Carson Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Carson Median Age

21.9

Total

21.7

Male

23.7

Female

Fort Carson Adults

There are 13,370 adults, ( of whom are seniors) in Fort Carson.

Fort Carson Age Dependency

35.4

Age Dependency Ratio

0

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Carson Sex Ratio

Female5,86532.39%
Male12,24067.61%

Fort Carson Population by Age

Fort Carson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3293.370100
Married2,9163.510100
Female2462.920100
Non Family10600100
Male612.280100
showing: 5 rows

3.41

Average Family Size

3.37

Average Household Size

0.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Carson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Carson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Carson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 32.73%.

Fort Carson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,114

Average Earnings

$46,087

Average Male

$38,556

Average Female

Fort Carson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Carson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Carson Language

83.75% of Fort Carson residents speak only English, while 16.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.92% of the population.

Fort Carson Language

Fort Carson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,2465849.35%
Hispanic2,29529913.03%
Black1,89321311.25%
Multiple1,027393.8%
Other1672313.77%
showing: 5 rows

10.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.07%

Male Poverty Rate

10.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Carson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Carson is Other, with 13.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Carson is Multiple, with 3.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.5%.

Fort Carson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.95%
High School14.24%
Some College4.58%
Bachelors or Greater1.12%
showing: 4 rows

Fort Carson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed7.88%
showing: 4 rows

Fort Carson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Carson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Carson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

77.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Carson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Carson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fort Carson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Carson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

816

Number of Veterans

595

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

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Fort Carson Veterans by War

count

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Fort Carson Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Carson Veterans by Race

Fort Carson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Carson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

85.1%

Labor Force Participation

16%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Carson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Carson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Carson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

11.13%

Born in Fort Carson

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.45% of Fort Carson residents were born in the United States, with 11.13% having been born in Colorado. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Carson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,105
202318,105
202218,1051,3628.13%
202116,7435003.08%
202016,2431,2928.64%
201914,951-459-2.98%
201815,4103952.63%
201715,0151420.95%
201614,8731310.89%
201514,742-24-0.16%
201414,7665583.93%
201314,2081421.01%
201214,0666674.98%
201113,399-414-3%
201013,813
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Fort Carson Population by Year