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 85.90% 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 (16.64%), sales jobs (10.58%), and management occupations (8.43%).

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.

Also of interest is that Green Valley 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: 14.88% 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Green Valley is worth considering.

Being a small town, Green Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Green Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Green Valley, 40.44% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Green Valley in 2010 was $35,416, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,664 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 French .

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