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Overview

Introduction to Woodland Park, Colorado

Located in Teller county, Woodland Park, Colorado is 16 miles NW of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Woodland Park History

Woodland Park has been nicknamed the ‘City Above the Clouds’ by Cal Elder, a long term resident of Woodland Park; This name was influenced by the clear skies of the city, unlike that of the surrounding areas. The city was officially incorporated into the state in 1891 after being established as a business center, as well as a resort town. Initially the city's primary business was saw milling, but now it is tourism that fuels the economy.

Woodland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Mueller State Park
  • American Numismatic Money Museum
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Woodland Park Public Library
  • Arapahoe Basin

Things To Do In Woodland Park

Woodland Park provides easy access to a number of museums and historic sites such as the Miramont Castle Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, American Numismatic Money Museum, and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The city also has excellent provisions for recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, and fishing. The local festivals include the Mountain Art Festival and the Oktoberfest held during the months of July and September, respectively. Woodland Park is also the home of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center which showcases exhibits related to dinosaurs and fossils.

Woodland Park Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

Woodland Park Higher Education

Schools for higher education can be attended at Colorado College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College.

People

Total Population 7,155
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,444
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38%
Median Earnings25+ $41,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,781
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,768

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,856
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,057
Median House Value $255,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 16.9%

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

Woodland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Teller
Standard Zip Codes 80863
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80866
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.993
Longitude -105.056

Woodland Park 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 RUXTON PARK
Distance 11.1 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
Station FLORISSANT FOSSIL BED
Distance 13.3 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
Station STRONTIA SPRINGS DAM
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 42 F
Apr Temp 28 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 66 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Crystola (80863)

Westwood Lake (80863)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colorado Springs 442,040 $69,058
Cripple Creek 1,341 $40,903
Green Mountain Falls 671 $87,159
Manitou Springs 5,211 $84,333
Monument 6,252 $94,784
Palmer Lake 2,529 $73,088

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

Woodland Park Public Libraries

Library
Rampart Library District/woodland Park
821 W LAFAYETTE AVE
Woodland Park, Colorado
(719) 687-9281

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Woodland Park High Schools

WOODLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
151 NORTH BALDWIN
719-686-2067
Serves 1,054 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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