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 14,860 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 $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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Firestone is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Firestone workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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%).

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.

In Firestone, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Firestone citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.