Happy Valley, OR

Happy Valley profile

Living in Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 23,733 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 $125,676.00.

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 87.05% 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 (15.82%), healthcare (12.75%), and sales jobs (11.16%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.89% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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. 54.69% 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 $53,017, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,068 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

In addition, Happy Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.03%).

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