Longmont, CO
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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.

Unlike some cities, Longmont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Longmont are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (11.57%), management occupations (10.11%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Longmont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.26% 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.

Longmont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.33% of adults in Longmont 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 Longmont in 2010 was $34,440, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,760 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 25.15% 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.