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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.99% 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.
Because of many things, Queen Creek is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Queen Creek a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Queen Creek has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Queen Creek’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Queen Creek, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.76 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.