Larkspur is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 198 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, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Larkspur who work in sales jobs (23.93%), management occupations (12.82%) and personal care services (7.69%).
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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.22% 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.
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.
One downside of living in Larkspur, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.38 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Larkspur does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Larkspur rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.61% of adults 25 and older in Larkspur have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Larkspur in 2010 was $31,291, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,164 for a family of four. However, Larkspur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, followed by Native American. Larkspur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.27% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Larkspur include German, English, Irish, French, Polish and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Larkspur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||100|
|LARKSPUR HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||21.00%|
|TYPE OF LARKSPUR HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||57.80%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.34%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF LARKSPUR HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.84%|
|AGE OF LARKSPUR HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.34%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||46.79%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||13.76%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||32.11%|
|LARKSPUR REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$729,764|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,861|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $74,000||39.24%|
|$74,001 - $148,000||6.33%|
|$148,001 - $295,000||17.72%|
|$295,001 - $443,000||26.58%|
|$443,001 - $590,000||2.53%|
|$590,001 - $738,000||5.06%|
|$738,001 - $1,107,000||0.00%|
|$1,107,001 - $1,476,000||2.53%|
|PEOPLE OF LARKSPUR||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.43%|
|5 TO 17||7.35%|
|18 TO 24||6.37%|
|25 TO 34||15.20%|
|35 TO 54||38.73%|
|55 TO 64||19.12%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.80%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.35%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$56,250|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$31,291|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||12.25%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Other (27.35%)
Public Service (10.26%)
Information Technology (5.13%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.96%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.27%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (33.82%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (92.39%)
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