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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Vail, 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 Vail, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Vail’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Vail does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $81,894.00.

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 (11.33%), management occupations (11.33%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

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.

One downside of living in Vail, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.91 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Vail citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.71% of adults in Vail have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Vail in 2010 was $31,697, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,788 for a family of four. However, Vail contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vail is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 18.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vail include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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