Colorado Springs is Colorado’s second largest city, having a metropolitan population of 762,792 people. The current median household income for Colorado Springs is $79,014. Colorado Springs sits at the base of Pikes Peak and the Southern Rocky Mountains at over a mile above sea level (elevation 6,035 feet) and 70 miles south of Denver. “The Springs,” as the city is called by most locals, offers a lot of nearby outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, horseback riding, skiing, and river rafting. Colorado Springs has many beautiful parks, and good fishing spots. Take a day to enjoy hiking around the Garden of the Gods or the nearby Royal Gorge suspension bridge, one of the world’s highest suspension bridges, soaring 956 feet above the Arkansas River. The greater Colorado Springs metro area is home to and hosts multiple major employers, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Progressive Insurance Company, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Oracle America, Inc, Microchip Technology, Cherwell Software, Cobham Semiconductor Solutions and many others!