Spokane Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 99,703 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 (14.84%), sales jobs (12.30%), and management occupations (7.47%).
The citizens of Spokane Valley are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.84% of adults in Spokane Valley having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Spokane Valley in 2010 was $26,907, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,628 for a family of four. However, Spokane Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spokane Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, 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.