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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sun Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Even though Sun Valley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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.
Sun Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.55%.
The most common language spoken in Sun Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.