Conifer, CO


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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 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 (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.

A relatively large number of people in Conifer telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.80% 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.

Because of many things, Conifer is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Conifer really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Conifer perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Conifer is worth considering.

One downside of living in Conifer, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.08 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Conifer ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Conifer, 44.87% 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 $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.

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