Firestone, CO


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Firestone is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 11,999 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Firestone is the 46th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Firestone, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Firestone, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Firestone’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Firestone does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $81,559.00.

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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Firestone is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Firestone is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Firestone who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), sales jobs (11.09%), and management occupations (10.31%).

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.

Because of many things, Firestone is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Firestone really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Firestone perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Firestone, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.88 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Firestone citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.63% of adults in Firestone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Firestone in 2010 was $29,295, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,180 for a family of four. However, Firestone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 15.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Firestone include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

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