Leadville, CO
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Leadville is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,644 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leadville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leadville is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leadville who work in management occupations (14.48%), sales jobs (11.01%), and teaching (9.65%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Leadville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.83% 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.

Leadville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.22% of adults in Leadville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Leadville in 2010 was $28,267, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,068 for a family of four. However, Leadville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Leadville include German, Italian, English, and Slovene.

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

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