Spokane Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 96,340 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Spokane Valley is the tenth largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spokane Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spokane Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spokane Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), sales jobs (13.98%), and management occupations (7.45%).
For the size of the city, public transportation in Spokane Valley is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Spokane Valley, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Spokane Valley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.78% of adults in Spokane Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Spokane Valley in 2010 was $24,792, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,168 for a family of four. However, Spokane Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Spokane Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spokane Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spokane Valley include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Spokane Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.