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.

Munster is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.36% 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 office and administrative support (14.33%), sales jobs (12.91%), and management occupations (12.49%).

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.

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.

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 citizens of Munster are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.76% of adults in Munster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Munster in 2010 was $37,062, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,248 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 13.65% 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.