Many people still want to search for homes for sale by ZIP code, which is why we have created this handy Colorado Springs ZIP code map. The interactive map includes short descriptions of each area and any available home listings, while clearly showing ZIP code boundaries.
We have also opted to include a few nearby ZIP codes to give you additional options within the county of El Paso. Simply click on any ZIP code on the map below to learn more.
If you’re not sure how area codes can help you in your home search, we’ll break down some of the primary uses of ZIP codes and the type of information you can find with one.
You probably have a vague idea of what a ZIP code is—something to do with sorting mail, right? What you may not know is that each number in the ZIP code has a specific meaning, rather than just being an arbitrary set of numbers.
The US Post Office began the Zoning Improvement Plan (ZIP) during WWII to cope with staffing shortages, and 5-digit ZIP codes were added to mailing addresses in 1963.
The first digit refers to a broad region of the United States from 0 on the east coast to 9 on the west, the next two correspond to a central postal facility in the area, while the final digits refer to a smaller post office or postal zone.
You have a lot of options for searching available homes in Colorado Springs, including searches by school district, by neighborhood, proximity to military bases, like Peterson Space Force Base, etc., so why rely on a postal code?
Colorado Springs has a lot of different ZIP codes within city limits. Some line up with MLS areas very well, while others do not.
The main benefit to searching via ZIP code is that a lot of industries rely on them to gather data (including real estate data), so you will find more detailed information on an area than you would by searching a neighborhood name.
ZIP codes allow you to quickly and easily find the median home price, average land area, cost of living, and total population for an area.
A 2013 report by the office of the postal services’ inspector general called “The Untold Story of the ZIP Code,” details some of the unforeseen benefits of ZIP codes, including collecting census information, improving infrastructure by dividing a metro area into well-defined sections, and even adding social value to addresses.
(Just think about Lorde’s iconic line in “Royals”—“I’m not proud of my address/ In a torn-up town, no postcode envy.”)
Because of these factors, ZIP codes can actually affect the value of a home. If homes in a certain ZIP code are known to offer higher quality of life, like better schools and well-maintained streets, they will naturally have a higher value.
Colorado Springs ZIP Code 80916, for example, was named the top ZIP code of 2021 by Realtor.com’s annual hottest report, with homes spending an average of 4 days on the market, compared to the U.S. average of 33 days.
Last year, another Colorado Springs ZIP code, 80911, held the number one spot. Beating out other popular parts of the country, like New York and California.
The 80916 region has some great benefits, like an easy commute to Peterson Air Force Base, and relatively inexpensive homes built in the 70s and 80s, but if you aren’t part of a military family, it may not be the best fit for you. Also, the relative affordability of the area may be undermined by this ranking.
Understanding the ZIP codes of Colorado Springs will help you navigate the area and determine which region will best suit you and your family.
The ZIP code also provides a convenient method to research market stats, data, and demographic numbers provided by sources like the U.S. Census Bureau.
To find demographic data via ZIP code, go to data.census.gov and type a ZIP code into the search box on the main page. Your first result should be the ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates, which will offer primarily data on age, race, and gender, as well as housing units.
This is a great place to start if you are looking for areas with a large number of families or greater diversity, for example, as it will offer the percentage of white population, black population, hispanic population, other ethnicities, and number of children per household.
Scrolling down through the tables or applying filters, like “Housing,” can help you find data like median household income, median home value, common forms of transportation, etc.
So once you find the area that you are interested in, you can continue your research and acquire additional information about the neighborhood.
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