Apple Valley, MN

Apple Valley profile

Living in Apple Valley

Apple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 56,374 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Apple Valley is the 18th largest community in Minnesota.

Apple Valley real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Apple Valley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Apple Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Apple Valley is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apple Valley who work in management occupations (11.70%), office and administrative support (11.37%), and sales jobs (10.05%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Apple Valley is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Apple Valley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Apple Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.03% 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 2018 was $42,044, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,176 for a family of four.

Apple Valley is a very 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

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