Firestone, CO

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Living in Firestone

Firestone is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 16,177 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Firestone is the 46th largest community in Colorado. Firestone has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Firestone, where the median household income is $100,288.00.

Housing costs in Firestone 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, Firestone isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Firestone are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Firestone is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Firestone who work in management occupations (14.74%), sales jobs (11.80%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).

Also of interest is that Firestone 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 Firestone telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.07% 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.

Because of many things, Firestone is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Firestone a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Firestone has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Firestone’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Firestone, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Firestone citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.36% of adults in Firestone have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Firestone in 2018 was $36,069, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,276 for a family of four.

Firestone is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Firestone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Firestone residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Firestone also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Firestone include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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