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 $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.

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 34.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 2010 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.