Explore Fremont County & What Makes It Special

Cañon City was founded in 1860 to excavate possible mineral deposits in the area

Oil was first discovered in Florence in 1862, being the first oil center west of the Mississippi.

Cañon City is the home of the Royal Gorge, a 10-mile long steep canyon carved in granite by the Arkansas River.

Cañon City includes the dinosaur bones discovered in the area in the early 1870s.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad, a leisure train, now follows the route through the gorge. In 1929, Cañon City authorized the building of the Royal Gorge Bridge, which stands at 1,053 feet above the river and is one of the highest suspension bridges over water in the world.

The Royal Gorge Railroad follows a route through the 10-mile Royal Gorge.


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Florence, Colorado

Florence, Colorado, is a place where history comes alive, and natural beauty surrounds you at every turn. Whether you're strolling through its charming streets, exploring its historical landmarks, or enjoying the great outdoors, Florence promises an experience that will leave a lasting impression. So, come and discover the unique allure of this captivating town – you'll be enchanted by its quaint charm and friendly residents.

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Welcome to Florence, Colorado, the Antique Town of Colorado part of Canyon City! With its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural surroundings, Florence offers a unique experience. Stroll through its streets lined with antique shops, where collectors and history enthusiasts will find hidden treasures. Explore the town's thriving arts scene, showcasing local talent in numerous galleries. Discover the charm of the historic downtown, with its Victorian architecture and the fascinating Florence Pioneer Museum. Embrace the outdoors with nearby hiking trails and serene lakes. Indulge in diverse culinary delights and immerse yourself in the town's events and festivals. Florence welcomes you to create unforgettable memories in this enchanting destination.

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Canyon City

Canyon City

Welcome to Canon City, Colorado! Nestled against the majestic Rocky Mountains, this charming town offers breathtaking landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities, rich history, and a vibrant culinary scene. Discover the world's highest suspension bridge at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, explore the fascinating Museum of Colorado Prisons, and indulge in scenic hikes and river adventures. Come and experience the warm hospitality and natural beauty of Canon City today!



Fremont County, Colorado's estimated 2023 population is 49,575 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fremont County, Colorado is the 16th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 46,824 and has seen a growth of 5.88% since that time.


Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The largest major occupation group in Fremont County, Colorado is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, employing 1,568 workers. The next-largest occupation groups in the region are Sales and Related Occupations (1,419 workers) and Protective Service Occupations (1,212). High location quotients (LQs) indicate occupation groups in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. The major groups with the largest LQs in the region are Protective Service Occupations (LQ = 3.72), Community and Social Service Occupations (2.19), and Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (1.68).

Occupation groups in Fremont County, Colorado with the highest average wages per worker are Management Occupations ($84,100), Computer and Mathematical Occupations ($80,800), and Architecture and Engineering Occupations ($80,500). The unemployment rate in the region varied among the major groups from 2.2% among Protective Service Occupations to 17.3% among Personal Care and Service Occupations.

Over the next 2 years, the fastest growing occupation group in Fremont County, Colorado is expected to be Healthcare Support Occupations with a +1.8% year-over-year rate of growth. The strongest forecast by the number of jobs over this period is expected for Healthcare Support Occupations (+28 jobs) and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (+13). Over the same period, the highest separation demand (occupation demand due to retirements and workers moving from one occupation to another) is expected in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (420 jobs) and Sales and Related Occupations (394).

Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities

PCC’s Fremont campus in Cañon City, Colorado, provides a broad range of educational programs and services to the residents of Fremont and Custer counties. Whether preparing to begin a career or transfer to a four-year school, students will find everything they need to achieve their goals.

At Pueblo Community College, their passion is your success. That’s why they have the most affordable tuition of any college or university in southern Colorado and flexible class options to suit your life. Their personalized student support is second to none; they will be here for you every step of the way.

Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools

Fremont School District 1


Pueblo School District 60's central mission is "to provide a high-quality education that assures each student the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead a life of purpose and impact." Serving more than 16,000 students from the close-knit, historic community of Pueblo, which currently includes over 110,000 residents. D60's 16,000 students are served by 30 schools: 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, an alternative/online high school, two International Baccalaureate magnet schools, and two charter schools.

Fremont School District Re-2


Fremont RE-2 School District is a consolidated and joint school district. The district serves the communities of Williamsburg, Rockvale, Coal Creek, Penrose, and Wetmore. Florence is the home of the district's administration offices, Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Middle School, and Florence High School, newly built in 2006. Penrose is home to a K-5 elementary school built in 2005. Florence is located in close proximity to Canon City, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, and a two-hour drive from Denver.


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