Eaton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,868 people and just one neighborhood, Eaton is the 84th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Eaton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Eaton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Eaton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Eaton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $93,493.00.
Housing costs in Eaton 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, Eaton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Eaton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eaton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eaton who work in sales jobs (12.88%), food service (11.20%), and office and administrative support (7.96%).
Also of interest is that Eaton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Eaton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Eaton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eaton 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, Eaton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eaton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Eaton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Eaton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.48% of adults in Eaton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Eaton in 2018 was $37,796, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,184 for a family of four.
Eaton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Eaton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eaton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Eaton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eaton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Eaton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, the neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 5.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Colorado. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Eaton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 32.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (28.4%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Eaton, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (25.0%), and residents who report English roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (14.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.