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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in San Tan Valley, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to San Tan Valley, and putting down their money on brand new construction. San Tan Valley’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. San Tan Valley does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,049.00.

San Tan Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

One downside of living in San Tan Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Tan Valley, the average commute to work is 37.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in San Tan Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of San Tan Valley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.