Wellington, CO
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Wellington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,807 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wellington is the 69th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Wellington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wellington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wellington, where the median household income is $73,658.00.

Wellington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wellington is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellington who work in management occupations (16.53%), office and administrative support (15.20%), and sales jobs (14.40%).

Because of many things, Wellington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wellington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wellington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wellington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Wellington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Wellington is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.75% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wellington in 2010 was $31,970, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,880 for a family of four. However, Wellington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wellington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wellington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wellington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Wellington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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