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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.


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Median household income
Local
$31,736
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canon City demographic reports
Canon City is on the Arkansas River at the mouth of the Royal Gorge
Developed as a supply depot during the Pikes Peak gold rush in 1859
Alferd Packer, convicted of murder and cannibalism, was imprisoned here. Local tradition says that at his first trial, the Democratic judge told him, "There were seven Democrats in Hinsdale County and you ate five of them."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Christiansen, football player
· Tom Mix, cowboy actor
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Man Rendezvous - Sept. 1-3, 2007
  • Blossom Festival - May 4-6, 2007
  • Octoberfest - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canon City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Temple Canyon
Canon City attractions: Royal Gorge Bridge, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway
Historic sites and museums: Colorado Territorial Prison Museum, Canon City Municipal Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

17% of Canon City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Canon City festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Canon City include Canon City Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canon City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.


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Libraries in Canon City include Canon City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Canon City include Canon City Daily Record

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Fremont County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canon City political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Canon City include Best Western Royal Gorge, Budget Host Royal Gorge Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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