San Tan Valley, AZ
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San Tan Valley is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 88,171 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, San Tan Valley is the 12th largest community in Arizona. San Tan Valley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in San Tan Valley, where the median household income is $61,049.00.

Unlike some towns, San Tan Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Tan Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Tan Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Tan Valley who work in office and administrative support (15.06%), sales jobs (11.50%), and management occupations (7.63%).

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

In San Tan Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in San Tan Valley is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For San Tan Valley, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of San Tan Valley citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.85% of adults 25 and older in San Tan Valley have a college degree.

The per capita income in San Tan Valley in 2010 was $21,771, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,084 for a family of four. However, San Tan Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Tan Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Tan Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Tan Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. San Tan Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Tan Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in San Tan Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.