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.

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.

One downside of living in San Tan Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.57 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, San Tan Valley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.85% of adults 25 and older in San Tan Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.