Conifer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,373 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Conifer is the 62nd largest community in Colorado.
Conifer home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Conifer real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Conifer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Conifer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Conifer is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Conifer who work in management occupations (13.21%), office and administrative support (12.21%), and sales jobs (8.52%).
Also of interest is that Conifer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Conifer is also a town of artists. Conifer has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Conifer’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Conifer is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Conifer’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Conifer 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. Conifer has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Conifer than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Conifer may be for you.
One downside of living in Conifer is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Conifer, the average commute to work is 40.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Conifer 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 citizens of Conifer are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.87% of adults in Conifer have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Conifer in 2010 was $48,958, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,832 for a family of four.
The people who call Conifer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Conifer residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Conifer include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Conifer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.