Penn Valley is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,622 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Penn Valley is the 659th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Penn Valley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Penn Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Penn Valley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Penn Valley who work in sales jobs (13.64%), maintenance occupations (9.98%), and healthcare suport services (9.15%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Penn Valley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Penn Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Penn Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Penn Valley may be for you.
Penn Valley is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Penn Valley is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.42% of adults in Penn Valley have a college degree.
The per capita income in Penn Valley in 2010 was $18,264, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,056 for a family of four. However, Penn Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Penn Valley also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.84% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Penn Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Penn Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Penn Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Penn Valley include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Penn Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.