West Valley City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 135,248 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, West Valley City is the second largest community in Utah.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, West Valley City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.26% of the West Valley City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, West Valley City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Valley City who work in office and administrative support (17.26%), sales jobs (7.84%), and management occupations (5.84%).
Also of interest is that West Valley City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, the citizens of West Valley City rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.17% of adults 25 and older in West Valley City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in West Valley City in 2018 was $22,588, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,352 for a family of four. However, West Valley City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Valley City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Valley City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Valley City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Valley City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Valley City include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Danish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of West Valley City's cultural character, accounting for 22.27% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in West Valley City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.