Longmont, CO

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Living in Longmont

Longmont is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 96,577 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Longmont is the 13th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Longmont are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Longmont is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Longmont workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Longmont is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longmont who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

A relatively large number of people in Longmont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.34% 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.

The education level of Longmont citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.79% of adults in Longmont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Longmont in 2010 was $32,550, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,200 for a family of four. However, Longmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Longmont is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Longmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Longmont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Longmont include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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