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 90.44% 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 (16.10%), sales jobs (15.23%), and office and administrative support (11.04%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Scotts Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.84% 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.

The education level of Scotts Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Scotts Valley, 49.42% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Scotts Valley in 2010 was $48,101, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,404 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 10.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scotts Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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