Estes Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,426 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 management occupations (15.54%), office and administrative support (14.93%), and teaching (8.50%).
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 9.41% 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.28 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Estes Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.73% of adults in Estes Park 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 Estes Park in 2018 was $40,210, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,840 for a family of four. However, Estes Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Estes Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Estes Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Estes Park include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Estes Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.