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. Windsor 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 Windsor, where the median household income is $82,724.00.

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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Windsor who work in management occupations (16.52%), office and administrative support (12.07%), and sales jobs (10.82%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.70% 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.

Being a small town, Windsor does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Windsor is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.59% of adults in Windsor have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Windsor in 2010 was $36,082, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,328 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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