Yucca Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 21,652 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Yucca Valley is the 303rd largest community in California.
Unlike some towns, Yucca Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yucca Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yucca Valley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yucca Valley who work in sales jobs (12.40%), office and administrative support (11.42%), and management occupations (9.72%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Yucca Valley is worth considering.
Many people in Yucca Valley take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the town, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Yucca Valley citizens for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in Yucca Valley with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.61% of adults in Yucca Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yucca Valley in 2010 was $22,023, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,092 for a family of four. However, Yucca Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Yucca Valley is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Yucca Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yucca Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Yucca Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yucca Valley include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Yucca Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.