San Tan Valley, AZ

San Tan Valley profile

Living in San Tan Valley

San Tan Valley is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 88,171 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, San Tan Valley is the 12th largest community in Arizona. San Tan Valley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in San Tan Valley, where the median household income is $67,880.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Tan Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Tan Valley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Tan Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.67%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (8.69%).

Because of many things, San Tan Valley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, San Tan Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is San Tan Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in San Tan Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Tan Valley, the average commute to work is 37.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of San Tan Valley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.27% of adults in San Tan Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Tan Valley in 2018 was $25,088, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,352 for a family of four. However, San Tan Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Tan Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Tan Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Tan Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. San Tan Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.81% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Tan Valley include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

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