Saratoga Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 29,608 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.97% 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.
Saratoga Springs is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Saratoga Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 citizens of Saratoga Springs are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.19% of adults in Saratoga Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.