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Manitou Springs is a city in El Paso County, in the Colorado Springs metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "spirit"

The latitude of Manitou Springs is 38.859N. The longitude is -104.916W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,358 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,036.


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Median household income
Local
$40,514
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manitou Springs demographic reports
19th-century health resort
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Katharine Lee Bates wrote the opening lines of "American the Beautiful" during a trip up Pikes Peak
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Music Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Great Fruitcake Toss - Jan. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manitou Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Manitou Springs attractions: Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Pikes Peak
Historic sites and museums: Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, Miramont Castle Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Manitou Springs 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 80829 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Manitou Springs residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manitou Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manitou Springs was $24,492, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

44% of Manitou Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Manitou Springs include Manitou Springs Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Manitou Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,028.


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Libraries in Manitou Springs include Manitou Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

El Paso County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manitou Springs political report.

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Restaurants

Manitou Springs restaurants taking online reservations include Briarhurst Manor ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Manitou Springs workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Manitou Springs include Best Value Inn Villa Motel, Best Western, Cliff House Hotel at Pikes Peak, Cottonwood Court Motel, Eagle Motel, Super 8.

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