Queen Creek, AZ

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Living in Queen Creek

Queen Creek is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 35,524 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Queen Creek is the 30th largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Queen Creek, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Queen Creek, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Queen Creek’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Queen Creek does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $90,687.00.

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 87.83% 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 (15.55%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and sales jobs (11.37%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Queen Creek telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.31% 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.

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.

In Queen Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Queen Creek is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Queen Creek area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Queen Creek citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.75% of adults in Queen Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Queen Creek in 2010 was $33,087, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,348 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 16.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Queen Creek include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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