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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Longmont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 citizens of Longmont are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.33% of adults in Longmont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Longmont in 2018 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.