San Tan Valley, AZ

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Living in San Tan Valley

San Tan Valley is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 99,894 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, San Tan Valley is the 11th 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 $74,455.00.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Tan Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.74%), sales jobs (11.47%), and management occupations (10.81%).

A relatively large number of people in San Tan Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.74% 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.

In San Tan Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of San Tan Valley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.95% of adults in San Tan Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Tan Valley in 2018 was $27,331, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,324 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 24.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Tan Valley include German, English, Irish, 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.