Yucca Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 21,600 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Yucca Valley is the 303rd largest community in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yucca Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yucca Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yucca Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), sales jobs (13.26%), and management occupations (10.94%).
Yucca Valley is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Yucca Valley, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.61% 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.
The rate of college-level education in Yucca Valley is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.79% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yucca Valley in 2010 was $20,643, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,572 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 17.05% 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 Tagalog.