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Fort Carson is in El Paso County, in the Colorado Springs metro area.
The community was named for Kit Carson, frontiersman
The latitude of Fort Carson is 38.737N. The longitude is -104.788W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,840 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,566.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Carson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the El Paso County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Colorado Springs area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80913 ZIP code.
15% of Fort Carson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Carson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Carson was $12,772, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Fort Carson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fort Carson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $685.
El Paso County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Carson political report.
The average commute time for Fort Carson workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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