Conifer, CO


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Conifer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,304 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Conifer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.10%), office and administrative support (11.86%), and sales jobs (8.84%).

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.37% 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.

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.

In Conifer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Conifer ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Conifer, 44.40% 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 Conifer in 2010 was $47,103, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,412 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, French , and Italian.

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

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