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.

Cave Creek is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (18.68%), healthcare (12.57%), and sales jobs (11.11%).

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: 10.46% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cave Creek has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cave Creek a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Cave Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Cave Creek are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.77% 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 $46,517, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,068 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cave Creek include English, Irish, Swedish, and Italian.

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

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