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Niwot, CO

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Overview


Niwot is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 4,306 people and just one neighborhood, Niwot is the 97th largest community in Colorado.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Niwot is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Niwot is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Niwot who work in management occupations (20.29%), personal care services (11.17%), and sales jobs (10.49%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.40% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Niwot 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, Niwot’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Niwot 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.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Niwot, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Niwot is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.65% 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 Niwot in 2018 was $78,726, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,904 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Danish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 3.2% have British ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Niwot are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 60.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.7%), and 6.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Niwot, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (18.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.4%), along with some Danish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (63.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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