Durango, CO

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Living in Durango

Durango is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 18,973 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Durango is the 34th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Durango are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Durango is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Durango is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durango who work in sales jobs (14.30%), office and administrative support (10.43%), and management occupations (9.01%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.30% 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.

In addition, Durango is a college town. There are a lot of students in Durango attending college, and as a result Durango provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Durango, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.49 minutes getting to work every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Durango, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Durango is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Durango in 2018 was $40,046, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,184 for a family of four. However, Durango contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Durango is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Durango home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Durango residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Durango include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Durango is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.