Estes Park, CO


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Estes Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,257 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Estes Park is the 71st largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Estes Park 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Estes Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Estes Park is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Estes Park who work in sales jobs (16.35%), office and administrative support (13.16%), and management occupations (10.25%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Estes Park has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Estes Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Estes Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.47% 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Estes Park spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.35 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Estes Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.01% of adults in Estes Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Estes Park in 2010 was $35,401, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,604 for a family of four. However, Estes Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Estes Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Estes Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Estes Park include English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Estes Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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