Durango, CO

Durango profile

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.

Durango home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Durango real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Durango is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.61% 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 (13.28%), office and administrative support (10.74%), and management occupations (10.44%).

A relatively large number of people in Durango telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.07% 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 there are quite a few people attending college in Durango, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Durango provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Durango spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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 52.74% 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 $41,509, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,036 for a family of four. However, Durango contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Durango is a very 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 Scottish.

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