Colorado Springs Residents Taking Hit In Income

(Colorado Springs, CO) -- Wallets in Colorado Springs aren't growing as fast as other parts of the state. The latest federal figures show income only grew a little more than two-percent from 2011 to 2012. That's compared with a better than three-and-a-half-percent rise statewide. The average income per resident in the city was also around 41-thousand dollars a year for 2012. That's over six-percent below the national average, which is the biggest gap in nearly 20 years. The slow growth is being attributed to the military sector, including those in the service and in technology jobs.