Gypsum, CO
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Gypsum is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,922 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gypsum is the 66th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Gypsum 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gypsum is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gypsum is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gypsum who work in management occupations (13.64%), sales jobs (11.61%), and business and financial occupations (9.81%).

Because of many things, Gypsum is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gypsum 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, Gypsum has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gypsum’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Gypsum citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.02% of adults in Gypsum have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gypsum in 2010 was $36,493, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,972 for a family of four.

The people who call Gypsum home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gypsum residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Gypsum also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gypsum include Irish, English, European, and Danish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Gypsum's cultural character, accounting for 16.73% of the town’s population.

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

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