Monument, Colorado

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Monument, Colorado

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High Points

Monument strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Monument College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Monument Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Monument Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Monument People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Monument Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Monument Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Monument, Colorado

Comparing Monument to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 4
Racial Diversity 8 6
Female Share of the Population 3 7
Age of the Population 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 2
Low Property Crime 1 2

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Monument Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County El Paso
Metro Area Colorado Springs
Standard Zip Codes 80132
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.091
Longitude -104.872

Monument Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 38 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 17.5 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
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 39 F
Apr Temp 21 to 53 F
Jul Temp 41 to 78 F
Oct Temp 22 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
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Monument Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,971 100%
Male 974 49.4%
Female 997 50.6%
Under 18 649 32.9%
18+ 1,322 67.1%
65+ 85 4.3%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 1,813 92%
African-American 18 0.9%
Asian 19 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 1.4%
Other 40 2%
Mixed Race 53 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 152 7.7%

Estimated Monument Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,508
Growth 537
Growth % 27.2%

Monument Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
Irish 9.5%
English 8.7%
US/American 7.8%
Italian 5.9%
Norwegian 4.6%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Scottish 2.4%
Polish 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Latvian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Icelander 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monument 1,971 $54,211
Colorado Springs 360,890 $53,478
Green Mountain Falls 773 $55,268
Larkspur 234 $55,625
Manitou Springs 4,980 $57,260
Palmer Lake 2,179 $65,074
Woodland Park 6,515 $59,583

Starbucks in Monument

(As of 2005)
Monument @ I-25
541 Highway 105
624 Hwy 105
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Monument High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,681 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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