Bailey, CO
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Bailey is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 9,414 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bailey is the 50th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Bailey are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bailey is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bailey is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bailey who work in management occupations (13.70%), office and administrative support (12.65%), and sales jobs (7.29%).

Also of interest is that Bailey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Bailey telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Overall, Bailey’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bailey has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bailey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bailey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bailey may be for you.

One downside of living in Bailey is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bailey, the average commute to work is 42.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Bailey citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.87% of adults in Bailey have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bailey in 2010 was $33,023, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,092 for a family of four. However, Bailey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bailey is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bailey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bailey residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bailey include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Bailey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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