Salida, CO (Smeltertown)




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About Salida, CO (Smeltertown)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Smeltertown median real estate price is $321,034, which is more expensive than 54.3% of the neighborhoods in Colorado and 73.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Smeltertown is currently $1,107, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.7% of Colorado neighborhoods.

Smeltertown is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Salida, Colorado.

Smeltertown real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Smeltertown neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Smeltertown has a 14.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 71.4% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (7.1%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Smeltertown neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 81.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.4% of residents in the Smeltertown neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (2.2%) living in the Smeltertown neighborhood.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Smeltertown neighborhood in Salida is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CO, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 88.6% of the neighborhoods in Colorado. If you are considering retiring to Colorado, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Smeltertown neighborhood in Salida are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 69.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 14.0% 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 55.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Smeltertown neighborhood, 35.3% 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 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.5%), and 17.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Smeltertown neighborhood in Salida, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Smeltertown neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.0%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Smeltertown neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (81.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (80.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.4%) and 6.4% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Smeltertown 0.101011101001110
Salida 0.101011101001110
Colorado 3.21
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Smeltertown 0.101011101001110
Salida 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Smeltertown 0.101011101001110
Salida 0.101011101001110
Colorado 44

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SALIDA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. R-32


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CO Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Salida Early Childhood Center
516 Teller Ave
Salida, CO, 81201
PK-PK
Crest Academy
220 12 Th Street
Salida, CO, 81201
05-08
Salida High School
26 Jones Avenue
Salida, CO, 81201
09-12
Horizons Exploratory Academy
349 E 9 Th Street
Salida, CO, 81201
09-12
Salida Middle School
520 Milford Street
Salida, CO, 81201
05-08
Longfellow Elementary School
425 West 7 Th Street
Salida, CO, 81201
KG-04

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