Lake Forest Park, WA
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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 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 89.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Forest Park is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Forest Park who work in management occupations (15.45%), business and financial occupations (7.80%), and teaching (7.58%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% 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.

Because of many things, Lake Forest Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Forest Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Forest Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 33.70 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.

In Lake Forest Park, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Lake Forest Park is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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. 60.10% 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 $58,030, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,120 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.


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