Vail, AZ


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Vail is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 10,552 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Vail is the 52nd largest community in Arizona. Vail 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 Vail, where the median household income is $82,935.00.

Vail real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Vail house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Vail is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vail is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vail who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), management occupations (10.98%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.41%).

Also of interest is that Vail has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Vail is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Vail 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, Vail has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Vail’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Vail, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Vail does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Vail citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.48% of adults in Vail have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vail in 2010 was $31,881, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,524 for a family of four. However, Vail contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Vail home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vail residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Vail also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vail include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Vail is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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