Black Forest & Elbert

It’s the quiet Saturday coffee sessions on your front porch.

Welcome to the Black Forest

Black Forest, Colorado is a picturesque area located just north and east of Colorado Springs, offering homeowners privacy and land amidst the stunning ponderosa pine trees. It's a popular choice for those seeking acreage in El Paso County. While the area is defined by the trees that darken the terrain, not all of it is surrounded by them. Black Forest is an unincorporated community and census-designated place nestled at 7,575 feet where the high plains meet the foothills. 

Black Forest offers a unique blend of privacy, natural beauty, and acreage that is highly desirable for homeowners. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, and black bears, making it a nature lover's paradise. The stunning landscape of ponderosa pine trees that define the area creates a surreal environment that is hard to find anywhere else. Despite its rural feel, Black Forest is conveniently located near Colorado Springs and its many amenities. Residents can enjoy the best of both worlds, with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment just a short drive away.


The community is also known for its excellent schools, including the highly rated Black Forest Elementary and Edith Wolford Elementary. Families with children will appreciate the strong sense of community and the many family-friendly events and activities that take place throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a spacious retreat in the woods or a place to raise a family in a peaceful, natural setting, Black Forest offers an idyllic lifestyle that is hard to resist.

Overview for Black Forest & Elbert, CO

14,375 people live in Black Forest & Elbert, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $52,767. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Black Forest & Elbert, CO

Black Forest & Elbert has 5,122 households, with an average household size of 2.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Black Forest & Elbert do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,375 people call Black Forest & Elbert home. The population density is 142.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.14 / 49.86%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
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