Valley Springs is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,479 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Valley Springs is the 555th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Valley Springs 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, Valley Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valley Springs is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Springs who work in office and administrative support (16.34%), sales jobs (9.45%), and management occupations (8.21%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.22% 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Valley Springs has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Valley Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Valley Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Valley Springs may be for you.
In Valley Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Valley Springs is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Valley Springs with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Valley Springs in 2010 was $27,184, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,736 for a family of four. However, Valley Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Valley Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Valley Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Valley Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valley Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Valley Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.