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 136,208 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, West Valley City is the second largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities, West Valley City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Valley City are a mix 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 (19.08%), sales jobs (8.76%), and food service (6.33%).

The rate of college-level education in West Valley City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.72% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Valley City in 2010 was $17,823, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,292 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 38.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Valley City include German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

West Valley City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.29%.

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