Spring Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 29,289 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Spring Valley is the 255th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Spring 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spring Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spring Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Valley who work in office and administrative support (13.28%), management occupations (8.82%), and sales jobs (8.66%).
The overall education level of Spring Valley is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.48% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Spring Valley in 2010 was $26,742, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,968 for a family of four. However, Spring Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spring Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spring Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Spring Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Spring Valley's cultural character, accounting for 17.51% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Spring Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.