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Lake Forest Park, WA
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Living in Lake Forest Park


Lake Forest Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,630 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lake Forest Park is the 75th 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 88.80% 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 (14.39%), sales jobs (9.62%), and healthcare (8.30%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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 34.05 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lake Forest Park. 60.82% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lake Forest Park in 2018 was $58,615, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,460 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lake Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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