Monument, CO
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Monument is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,420 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monument is the 75th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Monument, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Monument, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Monument’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Monument does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $90,133.00.

Monument home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Monument real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Monument is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monument is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monument who work in management occupations (15.30%), teaching (12.16%), and sales jobs (11.06%).

Also of interest is that Monument has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Monument is also a town of artists. Monument has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monument’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.78% 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.

Monument is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Monument’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Monument, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Monument is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.56% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Monument in 2010 was $29,203, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,812 for a family of four.

The people who call Monument home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monument residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monument include Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.

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

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