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Overview

Introduction to Canon City, Colorado

Canon City, Colorado, in Fremont county, is 35 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado and 37 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado. There are an estimated 15,431 people in the city.

Canon City History

Canon City was founded in 1859 and established as a commercial center for miners during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. The first commercial oil well west of Mississippi was completed in Canon City in 1862 by A. M. Cassaday. Gold was discovered at nearby Cripple Creek in 1891, leading to the construction of a number of ore smelters in Canon City.

Canon City and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Territorial Prison Museum
  • Dinosaur Depot Museum
  • Royal Gorge Bridge
  • Seventh and Main Shopping Center
  • Sell Lake
  • Margrette Park

Things To Do In Canon City

To learn more about the local culture and history, one can pay a visit to the Museum of Colorado Prisons or the Canon City Municipal Museum. The Royal Gorge Bridge and the Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway are among the other popular tourist attractions in Canon City. In addition, Canon City hosts annual celebrations like the Blossom Festival, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Octoberfest.

Canon City Transportation

The City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Canon City Higher Education

The College of the Canons is the local institute of higher education. Residents can also enroll at Pikes Peak Community College or the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Canon City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Fremont
Standard Zip Codes 81212, 81246
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81215
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.4
Longitude -105.227

Canon City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CANON CITY
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 49 F
Apr Temp 35 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station WESTCLIFFE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 37 F
Apr Temp 25 to 54 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 26 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Station RUXTON PARK
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 19 to 44 F
Jul Temp 40 to 70 F
Oct Temp 23 to 52 F
Annual Precip 24 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Canon City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Buckskin Joe (81212)

Ilse (81212)

Parkdale (81212)

Penitentiary (81212)

Prospect Heights (81212)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coal Creek 335 $44,375
Cripple Creek 1,341 $40,903
Florence 3,884 $47,872
Rockvale 475 $42,500
Silver Cliff 789 $37,813
Williamsburg 680 $47,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Canon City Public Libraries

Library
Canon City Public Library
516 MACON AVE
Canon City, Colorado
(719) 269-9020
Library Web Site

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Canon City Hospitals

CENTURA HEALTH-ST THOMAS MORE HOSP PROG CC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1338 PHAY AVE
(719) 285-2287
Emergency Service: Yes

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Canon City High Schools

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CANON CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1313 COLLEGE
719-276-5870
Serves 1,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

GARDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
201 NORTH SIXTH STREET
719-276-6150
A Non-traditional School
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

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