Munster, IN
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Munster is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 22,539 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Munster is the 40th largest community in Indiana.

Munster real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Munster house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Munster is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Munster is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Munster who work in management occupations (15.06%), office and administrative support (13.03%), and sales jobs (11.62%).

Because of many things, Munster 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, Munster really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Munster 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Munster is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Munster area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Munster is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.68% of adults in Munster 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 Munster in 2010 was $39,915, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,660 for a family of four. However, Munster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Munster is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Munster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Munster residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Munster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Munster include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Munster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.