Valley Springs is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 775 people and just one neighborhood, Valley Springs is the 79th largest community in South Dakota.
Real Estate Prices
Valley Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Valley Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Valley Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valley Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valley Springs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Springs who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), sales jobs (7.36%) and personal care services (6.60%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.64% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Valley Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Valley Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Valley Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Valley Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.