Golden Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 8,629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Golden Valley is the 58th largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Golden Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Golden Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golden Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.46%), sales jobs (14.77%), and maintenance occupations (8.03%).
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Golden Valley 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. Golden Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Golden Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Golden Valley may be for you.
Golden Valley is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Golden Valley, just 8.25% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Golden Valley in 2010 was $17,265, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,060 for a family of four.
Golden Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Golden Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Golden Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Golden Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Golden Valley include Irish, English, French , and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Golden Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.