Woodland Park, CO


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Woodland Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,222 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodland Park is the 60th largest community in Colorado.

Woodland Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodland Park is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodland Park who work in office and administrative support (15.51%), management occupations (13.33%), and teaching (9.54%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Woodland Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodland Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodland Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Woodland Park citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.97% of adults in Woodland Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Woodland Park in 2010 was $32,061, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,244 for a family of four. However, Woodland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Woodland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Woodland Park include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

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

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