Sun Valley is a medium-sized town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 19,943 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sun Valley is the ninth largest community in Nevada.
Sun Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sun Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), sales jobs (12.70%), and maintenance occupations (9.75%).
In Sun Valley, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Sun Valley is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Sun Valley have a very low rate of college education: just 9.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Sun Valley in 2010 was $18,746, which is low income relative to Nevada, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,984 for a family of four. However, Sun Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sun Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sun Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sun Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sun Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sun Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sun Valley's cultural character, accounting for 20.55% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sun Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.