Queen Creek is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 50,890 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 $98,214.00.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Queen Creek is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.90%), office and administrative support (11.99%), and sales jobs (11.31%).
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: 10.79% 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.
Queen Creek is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Queen Creek’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Queen Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.03 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: 38.96% of adults in Queen Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Queen Creek in 2018 was $35,024, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,096 for a family of four.
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 16.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Queen Creek include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Queen Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.