Queen Creek, AZ
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Queen Creek is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 39,184 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Queen Creek is the 30th largest community in Arizona. Queen Creek has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Queen Creek, where the median household income is $92,917.00.

Queen Creek home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Queen Creek real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Queen Creek is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Queen Creek is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Queen Creek who work in management occupations (15.06%), office and administrative support (13.54%), and sales jobs (11.69%).

Also of interest is that Queen Creek 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: 9.99% 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.

Because of many things, Queen Creek is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Queen Creek really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Queen Creek perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Queen Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Queen Creek are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.44% of adults in Queen Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Queen Creek in 2010 was $33,386, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,544 for a family of four. However, Queen Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Queen Creek is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Queen Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Queen Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Queen Creek also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Queen Creek include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Queen Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.