Las Animas is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,373 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Las Animas is the 135th largest community in Colorado.
A relatively large number of people in Las Animas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% 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.
One of the benefits of Las Animas is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Las Animas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.54% of adults in Las Animas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Las Animas in 2018 was $19,578, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,312 for a family of four. However, Las Animas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Las Animas also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.81% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Las Animas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Las Animas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Las Animas, accounting for 44.15% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Las Animas residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Las Animas include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Las Animas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.