Scotts Valley, CA

Scotts Valley profile

Living in Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 12,224 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scotts Valley is the 394th largest community in California.

Scotts Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Scotts Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Scotts Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scotts Valley is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotts Valley who work in management occupations (12.75%), office and administrative support (12.08%), and sales jobs (9.26%).

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

Of important note, Scotts Valley is also a city of artists. Scotts Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Scotts Valley’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Scotts Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.97% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scotts Valley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scotts Valley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Scotts Valley in 2018 was $56,253, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,012 for a family of four.

Scotts Valley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scotts Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scotts Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Scotts Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scotts Valley include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Scotts Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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