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Canon City is a city in Fremont County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "canyon," for the nearby Royal Gorge
The latitude of Canon City is 38.4N. The longitude is -105.216W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,780.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canon City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fremont County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81240 ZIP code.
21% of Canon City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canon City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canon City was $16,970, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Canon City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Canon City include Canon City Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Canon City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Libraries in Canon City include Canon City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Canon City include Canon City Daily Record
Fremont County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canon City political report.
The average commute time for Canon City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Canon City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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