Sun Valley is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,412 people and just one neighborhood, Sun Valley is the 72nd largest community in Idaho.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Sun Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sun Valley is a city of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun Valley who work in food service (21.08%), management occupations (18.25%) and teaching (11.70%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.82% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
Residents will find that the city 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, Sun Valley is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sun Valley spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In Sun Valley, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Sun Valley is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.