Green Valley, AZ
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Green Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 21,810 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Green Valley is the 36th largest community in Arizona.

Green Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Green Valley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Green Valley who work in office and administrative support (15.97%), sales jobs (13.90%), and management occupations (8.39%).

Of important note, Green Valley is also a town of artists. Green Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Green Valley’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.02% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Green Valley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Green Valley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Green 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.

The population of Green Valley is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.90% of adults in Green Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Green Valley in 2010 was $35,626, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,504 for a family of four. However, Green Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Green Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Green Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Green Valley include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Green Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.