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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Larkspur is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.

A relatively large number of people in Larkspur telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The overall crime rate in Larkspur is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

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.

Larkspur is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Larkspur with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.24% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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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