Berthoud is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,946 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Berthoud is the 80th largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Berthoud is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Berthoud is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Berthoud who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), management occupations (11.08%), and maintenance occupations (5.73%).
Also of interest is that Berthoud has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Berthoud is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Berthoud a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Berthoud has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Berthoud’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In terms of college education, Berthoud is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.08% of adults in Berthoud have a college degree.
The per capita income in Berthoud in 2010 was $34,683, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,732 for a family of four. However, Berthoud contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Berthoud home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berthoud residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Berthoud include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Berthoud is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.