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, Simi Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Simi Valley are a mix 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Simi Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Simi Valley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The 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.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Simi Valley's cultural character, accounting for 18.56% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Simi Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.