Quartzsite, AZ


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Quartzsite is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 3,626 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Quartzsite is the 88th largest community in Arizona.

Quartzsite is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Quartzsite is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Quartzsite who work in sales jobs (36.19%), management occupations (16.41%), and architecture and engineering (11.22%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Quartzsite telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 45.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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, Quartzsite has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Quartzsite a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Quartzsite is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small town, Quartzsite does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Quartzsite is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.53% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Quartzsite in 2010 was $27,462, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,848 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Quartzsite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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