Apple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 51,221 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Apple Valley is the 18th largest community in Minnesota.
Apple Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Apple Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apple Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), sales jobs (13.28%), and management occupations (11.28%).
Also of interest is that Apple Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Apple Valley is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Apple Valley, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Apple Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.81% of adults in Apple Valley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Apple Valley in 2010 was $37,957, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,828 for a family of four. However, Apple Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Apple Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Apple Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Apple Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Apple Valley include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Apple Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.