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.

Leadville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Leadville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Leadville who work in management occupations (11.55%), sales jobs (10.70%), and office and administrative support (8.71%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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. 41.20% 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 $26,111, 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 $104,444 for a family of four. However, Leadville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Leadville is a very 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 Asian. Leadville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leadville include German, English, Italian, and Slovene.

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

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