Deer Park is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,987 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Deer Park is the 143rd largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Deer Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deer Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Deer Park who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (12.75%), and personal care services (10.37%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Deer Park has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Deer Park has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Deer Park than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Deer Park may be for you.
One downside of living in Deer Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.82 minutes every day commuting to work.
Deer Park is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Deer Park isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 85.05% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small city, Deer Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Deer Park rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.41% of adults 25 and older in Deer Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Deer Park in 2010 was $20,743, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,972 for a family of four. However, Deer Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Deer Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Deer Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deer Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Deer Park include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Deer Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.