Munster, IN
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Munster is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 22,825 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 (13.89%), management occupations (13.71%), and sales jobs (11.26%).

Because of many things, Munster is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Munster 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Munster has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Munster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

The education level of Munster ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Munster, 44.06% 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 $38,454, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,816 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 15.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Munster include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

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