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, Valley Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valley Springs are a mix 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 (16.89%), sales jobs (10.47%), and food service (6.94%).
Also of interest is that Valley Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.43% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Valley Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Valley Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Valley Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Valley Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Valley Springs, just 12.84% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Valley Springs in 2010 was $28,566, 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 $114,264 for a family of four. However, Valley Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. 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 12.42% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valley Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Valley Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.