Marble is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 131 people and just one neighborhood, Marble is the 223rd largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Marble home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Marble real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Marble is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.46% of the Marble workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Marble is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marble who work in sales jobs (23.08%), teaching (13.46%) and healthcare suport services (5.77%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.46% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Marble is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Marble’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Marble is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marble a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Marble has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marble’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Marble has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Marble a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Marble is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marble, the average commute to work is 41.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Marble is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.