Edwards, CO
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Edwards is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 10,393 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edwards is the 44th largest community in Colorado.

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

Edwards is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edwards is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edwards who work in sales jobs (15.44%), management occupations (14.03%), and food service (11.77%).

Another notable thing is that Edwards is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Edwards’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Edwards spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Even though Edwards is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Edwards are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.53% of adults in Edwards have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Edwards in 2010 was $42,044, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,176 for a family of four. However, Edwards contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edwards is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edwards home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edwards residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Edwards also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.63% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edwards include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Edwards's cultural character, accounting for 21.29% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Edwards is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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