Happy Valley, OR
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Happy Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 18,493 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Happy Valley is the 38th largest community in Oregon. Happy Valley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Happy Valley, where the median household income is $101,250.00.

Happy Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Happy Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Happy Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Happy Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Happy Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), management occupations (14.36%), and sales jobs (13.12%).

Also of interest is that Happy Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Happy Valley is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Happy Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Happy Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Happy Valley, 49.35% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Happy Valley in 2010 was $38,358, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,432 for a family of four.

Happy Valley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Happy Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Happy Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Happy Valley include English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Happy Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Korean.