Durango is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 18,973 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Durango is the 34th largest community in Colorado.
Durango home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Durango real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Durango is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Durango is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durango who work in sales jobs (13.28%), office and administrative support (10.74%), and management occupations (10.44%).
A relatively large number of people in Durango telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Durango is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Durango enrolled in college, Durango has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Durango, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the benefits of Durango is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Durango. 52.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Durango in 2018 was $41,509, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,036 for a family of four. However, Durango contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Durango is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Durango home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Durango residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Durango include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Durango is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.