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 88.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Quartzsite is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Quartzsite who work in food service (24.67%), management occupations (22.48%), and computer science and math (14.16%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 29.20% 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 Quartzsite is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

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 9.70 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.

In Quartzsite, just 10.45% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Quartzsite in 2010 was $23,998, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,992 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 Irish, English, 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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