Nederland is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,504 people and just one neighborhood, Nederland is the 139th largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Nederland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Nederland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nederland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nederland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nederland who work in sales jobs (9.95%), office and administrative support (7.46%) and management occupations (7.09%).
Of important note, Nederland is also a town of artists. Nederland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Nederland’s character.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Nederland has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Nederland 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: 20.68% 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
One downside of living in Nederland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Nederland, the average commute to work is 30.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Nederland is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.