Munster, IN
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Munster is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 22,984 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Munster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (14.11%), management occupations (12.04%), and sales jobs (10.40%).

Also of interest is that Munster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Munster 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 town’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, Munster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Munster use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Munster‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Munster ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Munster, 40.51% 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 Munster in 2010 was $36,559, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,236 for a family of four. However, Munster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Munster is a somewhat 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 11.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Munster include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Munster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.