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 (13.22%), sales jobs (12.45%), and management occupations (10.64%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.37% 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.
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.
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 12.15% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yucca Valley in 2010 was $21,195, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,780 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 20.75% 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 Korean.