Larkspur, CO
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Larkspur is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 194 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Larkspur is the 222nd largest community in Colorado.

Larkspur home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Larkspur real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Larkspur is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Larkspur is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Larkspur who work in sales jobs (22.54%), management occupations (8.45%), and maintenance occupations (7.75%).

Also of interest is that Larkspur has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Larkspur is also a town of artists. Larkspur has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Larkspur’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.20% 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.

Larkspur’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Larkspur has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Larkspur has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Larkspur than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Larkspur may be for you.

In Larkspur, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Larkspur doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Larkspur, just 12.24% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Larkspur in 2010 was $28,189, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,756 for a family of four.

Larkspur is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Larkspur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Larkspur residents report their race to be White. Larkspur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Larkspur include English, Irish, French , and Polish.

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

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