Lake Forest Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,392 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 88.17% 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 (14.65%), sales jobs (8.69%), and office and administrative support (8.56%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Lake Forest Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Lake Forest Park 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.
If knowledge is power, Lake Forest Park is a pretty powerful place. 56.41% 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 $51,657, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,628 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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.