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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,287
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+3,660
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.2%
Median Earnings25+$42,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,238
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,898

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,023
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,137
Median House Value$303,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
Irish14.8%
English10.5%
Scottish8%
Polish6%
Italian5.6%
Norwegian5.6%
French Except Basque4.4%
Swedish2.9%
Dutch1.6%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Slovene0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
German0.1%
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Woodland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Teller County
Standard Zip Codes80863
P.O. Box Zip Codes80866
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.99
Approximate Longitude-105.05

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)

StationRUXTON PARK
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp19 to 44 F
Jul Temp40 to 70 F
Oct Temp23 to 52 F
Annual Precip24 inches
StationFLORISSANT FOSSIL BED
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp3 to 39 F
Apr Temp21 to 53 F
Jul Temp41 to 78 F
Oct Temp22 to 60 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationSTRONTIA SPRINGS DAM
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 42 F
Apr Temp28 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp29 to 66 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colorado Springs450,000$73,323
Cripple Creek1,145$46,000
Green Mountain Falls599$83,750
Manitou Springs5,263$99,625
Monument6,760$118,000
Palmer Lake2,643$87,228

Woodland Park Public Libraries

Rampart Regional Library District
218 E. MIDLAND
Woodland Park, Colorado
(719) 687-9281

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Woodland Park Hospitals

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
16420 Highway 24
(719) 687-9999

Woodland Park Public Schools

Columbine Elementary School
175 Kelleys Road
ZIP: 80863
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Gateway Elementary School
100 Panther Way
ZIP: 80863
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Woodland Park High School
151 Panther Way
ZIP: 80863
High
Total Enrollment 843
Woodland Park Middle School
600 E Kelleys Road
ZIP: 80863
Middle
Total Enrollment 563

Woodland Park Private Schools

Colorado Springs Christian School
1003 Tamarac Pkwy
ZIP: 80863
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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