Glenwood Springs, CO


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Glenwood Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 9,906 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Glenwood Springs is the 48th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Glenwood Springs 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.

Unlike some cities, Glenwood Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glenwood Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenwood Springs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood Springs who work in office and administrative support (16.56%), sales jobs (12.81%), and management occupations (8.97%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.37% 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.

Even though Glenwood Springs is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Glenwood Springs is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.97% of adults in Glenwood Springs have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glenwood Springs in 2010 was $28,606, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,424 for a family of four. However, Glenwood Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glenwood Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glenwood Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenwood Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Glenwood Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Glenwood Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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