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 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.
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 (14.32%), sales jobs (13.21%), and management occupations (11.43%).
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.
The education level of Apple Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Apple Valley, 44.38% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Apple Valley in 2010 was $38,444, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,776 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Apple Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.