Saratoga Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 25,407 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 $80,389.00.
Saratoga Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.90% 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 management occupations (13.50%), sales jobs (11.78%), and office and administrative support (10.87%).
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 8.22% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Saratoga Springs 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, Saratoga Springs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Saratoga Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Saratoga Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Saratoga Springs, the average commute to work is 31.22 minutes, which is quite a bit 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, 43.70% 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 $21,744, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,976 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saratoga Springs include German, Scottish, Danish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Saratoga Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.