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. 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 $81,745.00.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Firestone who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), management occupations (10.85%), and sales jobs (10.34%).

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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Firestone is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Firestone, the average commute to work is 34.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Firestone citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.62% of adults in Firestone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Firestone in 2010 was $29,949, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,796 for a family of four. However, Firestone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Firestone also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.68% 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 Tagalog.