Island Park is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 273 people and just one neighborhood, Island Park is the 118th largest community in Idaho.
Real Estate Prices
Island Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Island Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Island Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Island Park is a city of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Island Park who work in sales jobs (38.18%), office and administrative support (11.82%) and food service (11.82%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.82% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Island Park is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Because of many things, Island Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Island Park 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Island Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Island Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Island Park has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Island Park a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Island Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.