Windsor, CO
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Windsor is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 21,751 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Windsor is the 30th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Windsor was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Windsor economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Windsor, where the median household income is $80,512.00.

Housing costs in Windsor are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Unlike some towns, Windsor isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Windsor are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Windsor is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Windsor who work in management occupations (16.45%), office and administrative support (13.17%), and sales jobs (10.23%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Windsor is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Windsor 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, Windsor has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Windsor’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

The education level of Windsor ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Windsor, 42.66% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Windsor in 2010 was $36,524, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,096 for a family of four. However, Windsor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Windsor is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Windsor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Windsor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Windsor include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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