Longmont is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 97,261 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.
Longmont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Longmont is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longmont who work in office and administrative support (11.33%), management occupations (10.40%), and sales jobs (9.25%).
Also of interest is that Longmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.58% 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.
The education level of Longmont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Longmont, 42.91% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Longmont in 2018 was $36,464, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,856 for a family of four. However, Longmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Longmont is a very 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 25.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Longmont include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Longmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.