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, Spokane Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spokane Valley are a mix 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%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Spokane Valley is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Spokane Valley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Spokane Valley are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.78% of adults in Spokane Valley having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.