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.
Spokane Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Spokane Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Spokane Valley‘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 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.