West Valley City, UT
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West Valley City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 136,574 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, West Valley City is the second largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Valley City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (18.72%), sales jobs (9.03%), and maintenance occupations (6.65%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in West Valley City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For West Valley City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of West Valley City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.25% of adults in West Valley City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in West Valley City in 2010 was $18,937, which is low income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,748 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 37.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Valley City include German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Valley City's cultural character, accounting for 22.55% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in West Valley City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.