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. Wellington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Wellington, where the median household income is $76,917.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wellington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wellington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellington who work in sales jobs (16.65%), management occupations (12.48%), and office and administrative support (11.12%).

Also of interest is that Wellington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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.

Wellington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Wellington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.78% of adults in Wellington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wellington in 2010 was $31,487, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,948 for a family of four. However, Wellington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wellington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 14.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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

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