Silverthorne is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 4,271 people and just one neighborhood, Silverthorne is the 92nd largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Silverthorne home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Silverthorne real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Silverthorne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Silverthorne are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Silverthorne is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Silverthorne who work in office and administrative support (13.13%), food service (12.98%) and sales jobs (9.41%).
Also of interest is that Silverthorne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.34% 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
Another notable thing is that Silverthorne is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In Silverthorne, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Silverthorne is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.