Waddell, AZ

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Living in Waddell

Waddell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 19,445 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waddell is the 51st largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Waddell, 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 Waddell, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Waddell’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Waddell does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $96,594.00.

Waddell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Waddell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Waddell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waddell are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waddell is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waddell who work in office and administrative support (15.17%), management occupations (11.37%), and sales jobs (10.90%).

Also of interest is that Waddell 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: 10.28% 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.

Because of many things, Waddell is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waddell really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waddell perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Waddell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waddell, the average commute to work is 36.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Waddell is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.56% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waddell in 2018 was $33,553, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,212 for a family of four. However, Waddell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waddell is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waddell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waddell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waddell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waddell include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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