Leadville, CO
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Living in Leadville


Leadville is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,868 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leadville is the 107th largest community in Colorado. Leadville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Leadville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Leadville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leadville is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Leadville who work in management occupations (21.43%), office and administrative support (17.77%), and sales jobs (5.68%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Leadville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.16% 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.

In addition, Leadville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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

The citizens of Leadville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.64% of adults in Leadville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Leadville in 2018 was $31,547, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,188 for a family of four. However, Leadville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Leadville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leadville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leadville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Leadville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leadville include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Norwegian.

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


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