Carbondale, CO
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Carbondale is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,670 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Carbondale is the 68th largest community in Colorado.

Carbondale home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Carbondale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carbondale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carbondale is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carbondale who work in management occupations (13.92%), sales jobs (12.95%), and maintenance occupations (10.33%).

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

Despite being a small town, Carbondale has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Carbondale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Carbondale, 42.96% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Carbondale in 2010 was $28,561, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,244 for a family of four. However, Carbondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carbondale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Carbondale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carbondale residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Carbondale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carbondale include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Carbondale's cultural character, accounting for 22.04% of the town’s population.

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

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