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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sun Valley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.02% of the Sun Valley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (12.87%), sales jobs (10.39%), and food service (7.67%).
The population of Sun Valley has a very low overall level of education: only 8.76% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Sun Valley in 2018 was $20,484, 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 $81,936 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 Black or African-American. 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 44.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sun Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sun Valley's cultural character, accounting for 16.51% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sun Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.