Eagle, ID
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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. Much of the housing stock in Eagle was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Eagle economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

A relatively large number of people in Eagle telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.80% 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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Eagle is somewhat unusual for a city 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 Eagle area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Eagle is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.38% of adults in Eagle have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.


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