Steamboat Springs, CO
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Steamboat Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 12,435 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Steamboat Springs is the 40th largest community in Colorado.

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

Steamboat Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Steamboat Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Steamboat Springs who work in office and administrative support (13.28%), sales jobs (12.23%), and food service (10.73%).

Another notable thing is that Steamboat Springs is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Steamboat Springs spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Despite being a small city, Steamboat Springs has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Steamboat Springs. 53.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Steamboat Springs in 2010 was $37,209, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,836 for a family of four. However, Steamboat Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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