Island Park is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 272 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Island Park 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, Island Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Island Park has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Island Park has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Island Park than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Island Park may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Island Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.