Castle Rock, CO (population: 49,815) has two locksmith schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pikes Peak Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a locksmith program, has a total student population of 13,572. It is the 5175th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Locksmith students from Castle Rock schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Castle Rock lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary.
Of the 2 locksmith schools with a 100-mile radius of Castle Rock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Red Rocks Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,040/yr) for locksmith students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Castle Rock|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||11.1 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||17.3 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||36.3 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||82.5 miles|