Oro Valley, AZ

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Living in Oro Valley

Oro Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 44,350 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Oro Valley is the 21st largest community in Arizona.

Oro Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Oro Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Oro Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oro Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oro Valley who work in sales jobs (12.96%), management occupations (12.83%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Oro Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oro Valley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oro Valley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.65% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oro Valley in 2010 was $44,595, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,380 for a family of four. However, Oro Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oro Valley is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oro Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oro Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Oro Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oro Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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