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.
Housing costs in Spring Valley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spring Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (10.09%), and office and administrative support (10.02%).
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Spring Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Spring 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.
In terms of college education, Spring Valley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.42% 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 $19,256, 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 $77,024 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 29.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Valley include European, Jamaican, Hungarian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Spring Valley's cultural character, accounting for 44.47% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Spring Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.