Federal Heights, CO
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Federal Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 12,381 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Federal Heights is the 41st largest community in Colorado.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Federal Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Federal Heights is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Federal Heights who work in sales jobs (11.58%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and maintenance occupations (9.81%).

For a small city, Federal Heights has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Federal Heights exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The rate of college-level education in Federal Heights is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.72% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Federal Heights in 2010 was $17,204, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,816 for a family of four.

Federal Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Federal Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Federal Heights, accounting for 52.36% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Federal Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Federal Heights include German, English, Italian, and French .

Federal Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.63%.

The most common language spoken in Federal Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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