Black Forest, Colorado

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Black Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) near Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States[1]. The population was 13,247 at the 2000 census. Black Forest is named such for the high density of Ponderosa Pines located in a generally small area. In 2006, residents voted against a proposal to incorporate as a city.



Black Forest is located at 39°2′12″N 104°40′40″W / 39.03667°N 104.67778°W / 39.03667; -104.67778 (39.036632, -104.677697)[2]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 127.5 square miles (330.3 km²), of which, 127.5 square miles (330.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,247 people, 4,494 households, and 3,851 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 103.9 people per square mile (40.1/km²). There were 4,639 housing units at an average density of 36.4/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.08% White, 0.85% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.31% of the population.

There were 4,494 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

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