Cave Creek, AZ


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Cave Creek is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 5,341 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cave Creek is the 74th largest community in Arizona.

Cave Creek home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Cave Creek real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Cave Creek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cave Creek are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cave Creek is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cave Creek who work in management occupations (19.51%), sales jobs (10.33%), and business and financial occupations (9.54%).

Also of interest is that Cave Creek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.67% 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.

Because of many things, Cave Creek is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cave Creek really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cave Creek perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cave Creek has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cave Creek has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cave Creek than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cave Creek may be for you.

The citizens of Cave Creek are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.27% of adults in Cave Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cave Creek in 2010 was $43,210, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,840 for a family of four. However, Cave Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Cave Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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