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.

West Valley City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in West Valley City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of West Valley City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

In addition, West Valley City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.55%).

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