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Located about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs and about 55 miles south of capital city Denver, just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Monument, Colorado, is home to a population of nearly 2,000 residents. The town is located entirely within the borders of El Paso County and sits an elevation of about 7,000 feet above sea level. The town's median household income is around $50,000. Temperatures average highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summers and lows of 12 degrees Fahrenheit in the winters, with more than 100 inches on average of snowfall each year.

The town is named for Monument Creek, which runs north of the town, adjacent to Palmer Lake. It is part of what is considered the Tri-Lakes region of Colorado and also sits at the peak high point between Denver and Colorado Springs. About 65% of adults are married in the town, and more than three-quarters of housing units in the town are owned by the occupier.

There are several recreational areas around and near Monument, with the Woodmoor Country Club offering a golfing option and Limbach Park offering a place to play and enjoy the outdoor space. The town also sits adjacent to the Pike National Forest, giving residents easy and nearby access to its many acres. The noted 15-mile Santa Fe Regional Trail starts north in Palmer Lake and runs south through Monument, continuing on near the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The city's downtown area consists of wooden sidewalks, and its historic downtown area, anchored at Second and Front streets, is home to a folk-art gallery, a Victorian tea house and a number of varied gift shops. There are several inns catering to visitors of the area. The nearest hospital is in Colorado Springs, and the Front Range Express bus service provides public transportation access at the Monument Park and Ride station near the town's exit off the interstate. Construction, health care and education are the largest industries, and three elementary schools, two middle schools, a charter school and a high school make up the public school system, in addition to a Montessori elementary school.

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