West Valley City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 140,230 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, West Valley City is the second largest community in Utah.
West Valley City is a blue-collar town, with 35.02% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Valley City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Valley City who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), sales jobs (8.34%), and management occupations (6.44%).
Also of interest is that West Valley City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in West Valley City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.36% of adults in West Valley City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Valley City in 2018 was $23,578, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,312 for a family of four. However, West Valley City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Valley City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Valley City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Valley City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Valley City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Valley City include English, German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.
In addition, West Valley City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.42%).
The most common language spoken in West Valley City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.