Many folks in Stetson Hills feel insulated from the rest of Colorado Springs, its crime and other issues. After all, Stetson Hills is closer to the unincorporated town of Falcon than to downtown Colorado Springs.
Here’s a look at the area from www.FlashEarth.com:
Some residents of Weaver Drive in Stetson Hills were shocked, recently, when a late-night vandalism spree that included a spray of gunfire didn’t merit a story in The Gazette because such incidents are routine. They expected a story explaining the shooting.
Here is a look at Weaver Drive.
But consider this: the Colorado Springs Police Department has a substation in Stetson Hills that covers 64 square miles and 118,843 people. That’s equivalent to a city larger than Pueblo and just smaller than Fort Collins, the fifth largest city in Colorado.
Below is a list of the biggest cities in Colorado, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, using its 2003 estimates:
Denver — 557,448
Colorado Springs — 370,448
Aurora — 290,418
Lakewood — 142,474
Fort Collins — 125,000
Pueblo — 103,648
Westminster — 103,391
Arvada — 101,972
Thornton — 96,584
Boulder — 93,051
Greeley — 83,414
Longmont — 79,556
To learn more population projections and facts about Colorado from the U.S. Census Bureau, follow this link.