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Durango is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 17,834 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 87.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Durango is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durango who work in food service (13.88%), sales jobs (11.76%) and office and administrative support (10.53%).
Of important note, Durango is also a city of artists. Durango has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Durango’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Durango telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.79% 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.
Durango is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Durango enrolled in college, Durango has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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.
One of the benefits of Durango is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.47 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.
Despite being a small city, Durango has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
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 52.28% 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 2010 was $30,272, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,088 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. Durango also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Durango include German, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish and French.
The most common language spoken in Durango is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,723|
|DURANGO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.56%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||56.44%|
|TYPE OF DURANGO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||49.62%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||12.60%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.35%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||23.79%|
|SIZE OF DURANGO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.59%|
|AGE OF DURANGO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||23.85%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.32%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||21.56%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||16.27%|
|DURANGO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$407,805|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,306|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||7.39%|
|$56,001 - $113,000||3.08%|
|$113,001 - $225,000||5.22%|
|$225,001 - $338,000||14.50%|
|$338,001 - $451,000||34.42%|
|$451,001 - $563,000||16.42%|
|$563,001 - $845,000||11.47%|
|$845,001 - $1,127,000||3.88%|
|PEOPLE OF DURANGO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.65%|
|5 TO 17||11.74%|
|18 TO 24||19.85%|
|25 TO 34||18.82%|
|35 TO 54||24.52%|
|55 TO 64||10.84%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.58%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.21%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$53,621|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$30,272|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||14.23%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (15.31%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.22%)
Public Service (5.00%)
Real estate (3.99%)
Information Technology (2.55%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.69%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||4.31%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.24%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.86%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.76%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.35%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (18.75%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.54%)
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