Happy Valley, a small city in Oregon, has a population of just under 18,000. Middle-aged professionals make up a greater percentage of the population here (46%) than nationally (38%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 37, the city's population is younger than most cities in Oregon. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 78% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Happy Valley is $400/month more than the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Happy Valley has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Happy Valley, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Happy Valley workers earn an average annual income of about $115,000, third-highest in Oregon. Happy Valley's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Happy Valley residents find that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (45%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used extensively. Not many commuters walk to work.