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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glenwood Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.52%), management occupations (11.49%), and sales jobs (9.74%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Despite being a small city, Glenwood Springs has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other 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: 33.79% of adults in Glenwood Springs have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glenwood Springs in 2010 was $28,928, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,712 for a family of four. However, Glenwood Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glenwood Springs is a very 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 Asian. 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 25.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood Springs include Irish, English, Swedish, and Italian.

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

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