Munds Park - Forest Lakes is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 3,514 people and just one neighborhood, Munds Park - Forest Lakes is the 96th largest community in Arizona.
Munds Park - Forest Lakes home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Munds Park - Forest Lakes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Munds Park - Forest Lakes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Munds Park - Forest Lakes is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Munds Park - Forest Lakes who work in food service (13.45%), management occupations (10.83%), and sales jobs (9.60%).
Of important note, Munds Park - Forest Lakes is also a town of artists. Munds Park - Forest Lakes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Munds Park - Forest Lakes’s character.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Munds Park - Forest Lakes has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Munds Park - Forest Lakes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another notable thing is that Munds Park - Forest Lakes is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Munds Park - Forest Lakes’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter 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, Munds Park - Forest Lakes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Munds Park - Forest Lakes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Munds Park - Forest Lakes, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Munds Park - Forest Lakes is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Munds Park - Forest Lakes in 2018 was $46,633, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,532 for a family of four. However, Munds Park - Forest Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Munds Park - Forest Lakes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Munds Park - Forest Lakes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Munds Park - Forest Lakes residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Munds Park - Forest Lakes include German, English, Irish, French, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Munds Park - Forest Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.
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.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.9% of neighborhoods in AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 78.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 1 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 2.4% have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Munds Park - Forest Lakes are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.7% 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, 41.3% 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 33.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.6%), and 7.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 92.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Spanish and Native American languages.
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 Munds Park - Forest Lakes, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (18.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 (61.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.5%) 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 (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.