Paradise Valley, AZ
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Paradise Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 14,355 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Paradise Valley is the 44th largest community in Arizona.

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

Paradise Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Paradise Valley is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paradise Valley who work in management occupations (24.51%), healthcare (15.70%), and sales jobs (11.67%).

A relatively large number of people in Paradise Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Paradise Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Paradise Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Paradise Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Paradise Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Paradise Valley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Paradise Valley is a pretty powerful place. 73.05% of the adults in Paradise Valley have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Paradise Valley in 2010 was $111,342, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $445,368 for a family of four.

Paradise Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Paradise Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paradise Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paradise Valley include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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



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