Apple Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 56,374 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Apple Valley is the 17th largest community in Minnesota.
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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apple Valley who work in management occupations (13.12%), office and administrative support (11.10%), and sales jobs (9.60%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.13% 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Apple Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Apple Valley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Apple Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.39% 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 $43,514, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,056 for a family of four. However, Apple Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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.