FINALIST
Longmont, CO
Top 100 rank: 61
Population: 81,800
Compare Longmont to Top 10 Best Places
Financial
  City stats Best places average
Median family income
(per year)
$65,139 $76,893
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$59,325 $68,109
Sales tax 7.70% 6.55%
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
4.63% 6.46%
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
4.63% 2.74%
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,194 $2,207
Job growth %
(2000-2005)
11.06% 10.97%
Housing
  City stats Best places average
Median home price $230,000 $259,566
Home price gain
(2004-2005)
2.20% 9.26%
Education
  City stats Best places average
Colleges, universities and
professional schools
2 8
Junior colleges and
technical institutes
0 0
Test scores reading
(% +/- state average)
-0.5% 13.3%
Test scores math
(% +/- state average)
-1.6% 16.9%
% students attending
public/private schools
91.9/8.10 88.4/11.59
Quality of life
  City stats Best places average
Air quality index
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
89.0% 71.9%
Personal crime risk
(100 is nat'l average; lower is better)
65 45
Property crime risk
(100 is nat'l average; lower is better)
103 74
Personal crime incidents
(per 100,000)
n/a 228
Property crime incidents
(per 100,000)
n/a 3,105
Median commute time
(in minutes)
19.1 20.8
% population with commute
45 mins. or longer
10.9% 13.4%
Leisure and culture
  City stats Best places average
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
5 22
Restaurants
(within 15 miles)
788 2,268
Bars
(within 15 miles)
29 127
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
50 74
Libraries
(within 15 miles)
25 43
Museums (accredited by AAM
within 30 miles)
2 7
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 14 10
Weather
  City stats Best places average
Annual precipitation
(inches)
14.15 36.00
Clear days 115 107
High temp in July ° F 88.9° 87.7°
Low temp in Jan ° F 12.0° 23.5°
Health*
  City stats Best places average
Has health plan
(% of residents)
89.8% 88.2%
Body mass index
(avg. for residents)
25 27
Cancer mortality
(per 100,000, age-adjusted)
133.8 191.3
Cardiac mortality
(per 100,000)
115.2 202.0
Meet the neighbors
  City stats Best places average
Median age 34.5 34.5
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
50.8% 63.9%
Married 55.8% 54.3%
Divorced 11.9% 9.3%
Amount spent on vacations
(domestic and foreign, household avg. per year)
$7,245 $7,549
Data: OnBoard, FORTUNE. Details
Colorado companies
FORTUNE: Best to work for
Company Best Companies
2006 Rank
PCL Construction 65
CH2M Hill 80
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FORTUNE 500
Company F500 rank
Qwest Communications 160
First Data 224
TransMontaigne 269
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Biggest employers
Company Employees
Alpine Access, Inc. 4,000
Poudre School District 3,185
J D Edwards & Company 3,000
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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.