Patagonia is a tiny town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 898 people and just one neighborhood, Patagonia is the 135th largest community in Arizona.
Real Estate Prices
Patagonia home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Patagonia real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Patagonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Patagonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Patagonia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patagonia who work in office and administrative support (19.08%), food service (10.60%) and sales jobs (10.25%).
Of important note, Patagonia is also a town of artists. Patagonia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Patagonia’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.02% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) Patagonia 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. Patagonia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Patagonia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Patagonia may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Patagonia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Patagonia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.