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Sun Valley, ID
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Living in Sun Valley


Sun Valley is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,783 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sun Valley is the 77th largest community in Idaho.

Sun Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Sun Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sun Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sun Valley is a city of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun Valley who work in management occupations (24.04%), food service (18.05%), and sales jobs (11.05%).

Of important note, Sun Valley is also a city of artists. Sun Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sun Valley’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Sun Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 27.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Another notable thing is that Sun Valley is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

The overall crime rate in Sun Valley is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One of the benefits of Sun Valley is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.72 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

If knowledge is power, Sun Valley is a pretty powerful place. 69.11% of the adults in Sun Valley have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Sun Valley in 2018 was $52,234, which is wealthy relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,936 for a family of four. However, Sun Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sun Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sun Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sun Valley include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sun Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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