For investors looking to make a positive impact in economically distressed communities, Millionacres, a real estate investing educating resource, today released a report on “The Top 10 Fastest Growing Opportunity Zones” in the United States. El Paso County, Colorado made the Top 10 list.
Census Tract 40.08: El Paso County, Colorado
Population Growth: 113%
Household Income Growth: 75%
COVID-19 Employment Impact: Low
The Colorado Springs metro area recently ranked third for the hottest rental investment markets in 2020, according to a recent Millionacres study. The metro outranked the booming cities of Boulder and Denver, primarily because of the low cost of living coupled with stellar employment growth.
Although there are opportunity zones closer in to the core of Colorado Springs, many of them appear to have plateaued when it comes to population and income growth. Not so with Census tract 40.08. Household income has more than doubled in the past five years, and at $71,000, it’s now 10 percent higher than the median in El Paso County proper.