Saratoga Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 31,393 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saratoga Springs is the 40th largest community in Utah. Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs, where the median household income is $88,804.00.
Housing costs in Saratoga Springs 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 Utah.
Saratoga Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saratoga Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saratoga Springs who work in sales jobs (13.87%), management occupations (13.48%), and office and administrative support (12.17%).
Also of interest is that Saratoga Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Saratoga Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Saratoga 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, Saratoga Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Saratoga 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.
In Saratoga Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Saratoga Springs ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Saratoga Springs, 45.19% 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 Saratoga Springs in 2010 was $23,477, which is middle income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,908 for a family of four. However, Saratoga Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Saratoga Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saratoga Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Saratoga Springs include English, German, Scottish, Danish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Saratoga Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.