Greeley, CO
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Greeley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 100,883 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Greeley is the 12th largest community in Colorado.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greeley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greeley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greeley who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (9.36%), and food service (8.06%).

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Greeley really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Greeley is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Greeley more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Greeley’s character and quality of life.

In terms of college education, Greeley is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Greeley in 2010 was $22,716, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,864 for a family of four. However, Greeley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greeley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greeley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greeley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Greeley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greeley include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Greeley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.