Spring Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,314 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spring Valley is the 315th largest community in Illinois.
When you are in Spring Valley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.01% of Spring Valley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Spring Valley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Valley who work in office and administrative support (17.17%), food service (8.39%), and management occupations (7.83%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.33 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Spring Valley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.55% of the adults in Spring Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Spring Valley in 2010 was $25,556, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,224 for a family of four. However, Spring Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Spring Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Spring Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Valley include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Spring Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.