Simi Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 126,327 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Simi Valley is the 45th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Simi 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Simi Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Simi Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Simi Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.03%), management occupations (13.40%), and sales jobs (12.29%).
Also of interest is that Simi Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Simi Valley is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Simi Valley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of Simi Valley citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.54% of adults in Simi Valley have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Simi Valley in 2010 was $38,927, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,708 for a family of four. However, Simi Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Simi Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Simi Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Simi Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Simi Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Simi Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Simi Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.56%.
The most common language spoken in Simi Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.