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 86.85% 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 (16.26%), maintenance occupations (14.25%), and management occupations (14.16%).

A relatively large number of people in Edwards telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.68% 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.

Another notable thing is that Edwards is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

In Edwards, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Edwards is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Edwards ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Edwards, 45.84% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Edwards in 2010 was $40,134, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,536 for a family of four. However, Edwards contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edwards is an extremely 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 34.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edwards include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Edwards has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.41%).

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

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