Crestone is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 137 people and just one neighborhood, Crestone is the 224th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Crestone was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Crestone, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.74% of Crestone’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Crestone is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crestone who work in food service (22.64%), sales jobs (16.98%) and management occupations (11.32%).
Also of interest is that Crestone 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: 7.55% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Crestone is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Overall, Crestone’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Crestone is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.40 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Crestone is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.