Lake Forest Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,266 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lake Forest Park is the 70th largest community in Washington.
Lake Forest Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Lake Forest Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lake Forest Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Forest Park is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Forest Park who work in management occupations (17.08%), sales jobs (8.77%), and office and administrative support (8.75%).
Also of interest is that Lake Forest Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Lake Forest Park is also a city of artists. Lake Forest Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Forest Park’s character.
In addition, Lake Forest Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Lake Forest Park 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 city’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, Lake Forest Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Lake Forest Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Forest Park, the average commute to work is 31.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small city, Lake Forest Park has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Lake Forest Park is a pretty powerful place. 55.53% of the adults in Lake Forest Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lake Forest Park in 2010 was $49,652, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,608 for a family of four.
Lake Forest Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Forest Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Forest Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Forest Park include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.