Park City, UT
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Park City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 8,128 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Park City is the 67th largest community in Utah.

Park City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Park City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Park City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Park City is a city of managers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Park City who work in management occupations (20.01%), sales jobs (16.77%), and maintenance occupations (9.21%).

Of important note, Park City is also a city of artists. Park City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Park City’s character.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.60% 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.

Another notable thing is that Park City 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.

Even though Park City is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Park City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Park City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.68% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Park City in 2010 was $62,125, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,500 for a family of four. However, Park City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Park City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Park City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Park City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Park City include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Park City's cultural character, accounting for 16.38% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Park City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.