Scotts Valley, CA
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Scotts Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,945 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scotts Valley is the 392nd 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 91.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scotts Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotts Valley who work in management occupations (18.25%), sales jobs (15.11%), and office and administrative support (12.89%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Scotts Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.95% of adults in Scotts Valley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Scotts Valley in 2010 was $44,459, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,836 for a family of four.

Scotts Valley is a somewhat 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 10.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scotts Valley include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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