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 $97,102.00.

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.

Firestone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.04%), sales jobs (11.51%), and office and administrative support (10.16%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.75% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 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.

In Firestone, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Firestone are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.77% of adults in Firestone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Firestone in 2018 was $35,029, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,116 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 18.69% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Firestone include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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