Milliken is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 8,696 people and just one neighborhood, Milliken is the 60th largest community in Colorado. Milliken 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 Milliken, where the median household income is $73,198.00.
Unlike some towns, Milliken isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milliken are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milliken is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milliken who work in sales jobs (11.37%), office and administrative support (10.23%), and management occupations (9.97%).
Also of interest is that Milliken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Milliken is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Milliken 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, Milliken has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Milliken’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Milliken, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Milliken who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.45% of adults in Milliken have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Milliken in 2018 was $37,638, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,552 for a family of four. However, Milliken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Milliken is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Milliken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milliken residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Milliken also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milliken include German, English, Italian, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Milliken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
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 8.5% 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 Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Milliken are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 68.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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, 35.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.8%), and 13.8% 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 81.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Milliken, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (20.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report English roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.