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.

Estes Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.80%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and management occupations (8.70%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.08% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One of the benefits of Estes Park is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.60 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.

The education level of Estes Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Estes Park, 44.74% 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 Estes Park in 2010 was $36,971, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,884 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 Italian.

The most common language spoken in Estes Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.

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