Eagle is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 24,785 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Eagle is the 13th largest community in Idaho. Eagle 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 Eagle, where the median household income is $82,577.00.
Eagle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Eagle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Eagle is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eagle is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eagle who work in management occupations (18.90%), sales jobs (14.08%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).
Also of interest is that Eagle 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: 18.80% 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.
Eagle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Eagle’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Eagle is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Eagle, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Eagle ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Eagle, 46.38% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Eagle in 2010 was $40,568, which is wealthy relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,272 for a family of four. However, Eagle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Eagle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eagle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eagle include German, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Eagle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.