Growth in D38

How much growth has happened in D38 and how much is coming?

El Paso County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.  Data from 2017 Census Bureau studies shows that El Paso County has the largest county population increase in the state with 12,526 new residents. El Paso County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.  Data from 2017 Census Bureau studies shows that El Paso County has the largest county population increase in the state with 12,526 new residents.  A report last year from the state demography office said the population of Colorado Springs would exceed that of Denver by 2050.

Forecasts Show Colorado Springs Will Become Colorado's Largest City (The Gazette)

El Paso County Grew The Most in 2017: Census Data (Colorado Springs Patch)

In the Tri-Lakes region, existing home sales have nearly doubled since 2010, and new home sales have more than tripled.

  • In 2017, 1,207 homes were sold

    • 351 (29%) were new construction

  • In 2016, 1,156 homes were sold

    • 227 (20%) were new construction

  • Since 2014, 832 new homes have been built in the district

  • As of fall 2018, there are currently more than 480 lots available to build on right now within the D38 boundaries

  • As of fall 2018, there are more than 2400 planned future lots projected for development

  • 70% of all new home activity is in the southwest area of the district (currently zoned for Bear Creek Elementary) and out east (currently zoned for Kilmer Elementary)

  • 30% of the growth affects the other three elementary schools

  • D38 is projected to add 945 students by fall 2022, with an enrollment of 7,648  

  • Extended growth projections include 1,789 additional students by fall 2027, enrollment of 8,492 children. 

    Spring 2018 Demographic Summary (LewisPalmer.org)

    Colorado Population Growth (LewisPalmer.org)

Planned & Approved Residential Developments

On March 20, 2019, Tom Vierzba, of NEPCO, gave a presentation with details on all of the approved residential developments within D38 boundaries on tap through 2023. View his slides and see where the additional 4,958 families are going to go.