Happy Valley, OR
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Happy Valley profile

Living in Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 23,733 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Happy Valley is the 25th largest community in Oregon. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Happy Valley, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Happy Valley, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Happy Valley’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Happy Valley does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $124,381.00.

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 85.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Happy Valley is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Happy Valley who work in management occupations (16.16%), healthcare (11.93%), and sales jobs (10.71%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.46% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Happy Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Happy Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Happy Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Happy Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Happy Valley. 52.58% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Happy Valley in 2018 was $49,769, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,076 for a family of four.

Happy Valley is an extremely 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

In addition, Happy Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.51%).

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