Walsh is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 543 people and just one neighborhood, Walsh is the 203rd largest community in Colorado.
Walsh is a blue-collar town, with 37.09% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Walsh is a town of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walsh who work in healthcare (19.87%), office and administrative support (8.61%), and management occupations (8.61%).
Overall, Walsh’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Walsh is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Walsh is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Walsh isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 98.63% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Walsh does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Walsh is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.94% of adults 25 and older in Walsh have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walsh in 2018 was $19,910, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,640 for a family of four. However, Walsh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walsh is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Walsh home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walsh residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Walsh also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walsh include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Walsh is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 1 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.5% of America.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.8% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
If you are planning to retire in Colorado, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Colorado, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.4% of neighborhoods in CO. If a Colorado retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
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 Walsh are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 85.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 14.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 45.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 19.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.9%), and 13.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.6%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Walsh, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.4%) 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.