Cañon City, a small town of 16,400 is the best town in our area for jobs. Unlike our other communities, 99% of the people in the Cañon City area live in town. Between the prison system (13 prisons from territorial to Super Max), the excellent medical facilities, tourism, schools and shops, jobs are more plentiful.
Cañon City has a strong draw for folks who enjoy whitewater sports, the splendor of the Royal Gorge and accessibility of National Forest and BLM (Bureau of Land Management public land). It also draws folks retiring from one of our other communities for many reasons, namely the climate, big box stores, medical facilities and proximity to Pueblo and Colorado Springs.