Pagosa Springs, CO


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Pagosa Springs is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,756 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pagosa Springs is the 130th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Pagosa Springs 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.

Pagosa Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pagosa Springs is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Pagosa Springs who work in management occupations (13.12%), sales jobs (12.64%), and teaching (11.54%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.20% 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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.29 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Pagosa Springs is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.57% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pagosa Springs in 2010 was $22,614, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,456 for a family of four. However, Pagosa Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pagosa Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pagosa Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pagosa Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pagosa Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pagosa Springs include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Pagosa Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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