Firestone, CO
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Firestone is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 13,825 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 $94,545.00.

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 a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Firestone is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Firestone who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Firestone is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 34.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Firestone is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.37% of adults in Firestone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Firestone in 2010 was $33,437, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,748 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 16.10% 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 Tagalog.