Scotts Valley, CA
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Scotts Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,842 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 89.67% 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 (17.77%), sales jobs (13.39%), and office and administrative support (9.97%).

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: 8.05% 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Scotts Valley. 55.51% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Scotts Valley in 2010 was $49,543, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,172 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 12.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scotts Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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


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