Spring Valley is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 32,598 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Spring Valley is the 40th largest community in New York.
Spring Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spring Valley is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Valley who work in maintenance occupations (13.05%), sales jobs (11.32%), and office and administrative support (10.80%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Spring Valley is somewhat unusual for a village 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 Spring Valley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Spring Valley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.08% of adults 25 and older in Spring Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Spring Valley in 2010 was $19,103, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,412 for a family of four. However, Spring Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spring Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Spring Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Valley residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Spring Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.29% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Valley include European, Jamaican, Hungarian, and Polish.
Spring Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.93%.
The most common language spoken in Spring Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.