Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ


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Pinetop-Lakeside is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 4,345 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pinetop-Lakeside is the 79th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some towns, Pinetop-Lakeside isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pinetop-Lakeside are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pinetop-Lakeside is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinetop-Lakeside who work in healthcare (14.87%), sales jobs (12.13%), and management occupations (6.99%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.64% 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.

Another notable thing is that Pinetop-Lakeside 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, Pinetop-Lakeside’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, Pinetop-Lakeside has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pinetop-Lakeside a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of people in Pinetop-Lakeside who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.91% of adults in Pinetop-Lakeside have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pinetop-Lakeside in 2010 was $27,917, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,668 for a family of four. However, Pinetop-Lakeside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pinetop-Lakeside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pinetop-Lakeside residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Pinetop-Lakeside include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Pinetop-Lakeside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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