Vail, CO

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Living in Vail

Vail is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,434 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Vail is the 77th largest community in Colorado.

Vail home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Vail real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Vail isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vail are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vail is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vail who work in food service (20.49%), management occupations (11.54%), and office and administrative support (8.69%).

Of important note, Vail is also a town of artists. Vail has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Vail’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.18% 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.

Another notable thing is that Vail is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vail spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Despite being a small town, Vail has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Vail, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Vail is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.05% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vail in 2018 was $65,354, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,416 for a family of four. However, Vail contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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