Sun Valley Statistics

Population in 2010: 19,299. Population change since 2000: -0.8%

Males: 9,378 (48.6%)
Females: 9,921 (51.4%)
Median resident age: 36.1 years
Nevada median age: 37.1 years

Zip codes: 89433.
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,100 (it was $41,346 in 2000)
Sun Valley: $44,100
NV: $51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,034 (it was $15,171 in 2000)

Sun Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,709 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Sun Valley: $99,709
NV: $165,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $267,784; Detached houses: $292,711; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,716; In 2-unit structures: $290,848; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,808; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,250; Mobile homes: $92,896; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,332

Median gross rent in 2013: $959.

Houses and condos: 7,118
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,940
% of renters here: 30%
State: 46%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 89433: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Sun Valley receives their water & sewer through the Sun Valley General Improvement District (SVGID) after they purchase it from Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and redistribute to Sun Valley residents. This seemed like a good idea in 1967 but much has changed and now it has become the most expensive and restrictive area in Washoe County as far as water/sewer facility and hook up fees are concerned costing double the amount of any other area within Washoe County. If you ever wanted to build a granny flat or a dwelling on your lot it will cost you an extra 30K more than any other area in Nevada due to the double facility hook up charges that SVGID charges its customers. It hardly seems appropriate to charge the lowest income area the most to develop so until Washoe County or TMWA takes them over, I would pass on buying property in Sun Valley. The cost of the extra layer of government the SVGID provides has driven the cost of basic living to the lowest income area, by example, parks and recreation is supported through Washoe County property taxes but exclusive to Sun Valley you will pay an additional recreation fee to the SVGID.

Land area: 15.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,264 people per square mile (low).

Sun Valley public schools spend $5,146 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 19 students per teacher in Sun Valley.

The unemployment rate in Sun Valley is 11.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.50%). Recent job growth is Negative. Sun Valley jobs have Decreased by 6.70 percent.

According to Washoe County Senior Services Sun Valley is one of the lowest income communities in Washoe County. 23,146 people live there, of whom 21.5% are Hispanic. Homeownership is high, with 81% homes owned compared to 59% for Washoe County as a whole. Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,034, which is significantly lower than the Washoe County and Nevada per capita income. There are more than 2,000 people over the age of 65 in Sun Valley; making up about 8.5% of the total population, giving it the highest concentrations of low income seniors in all Washoe County. The community is remarkable because it also has one of the highest levels of citizen advocacy and involvement in the County.

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About Sun Valley Nevada

Sun Valley was founded by .... in 1945 to accommodate the returning war veterans. Sun Valley has provided quality affordable housing for the past 65 years. We are the 5th largest unincorporated area in the state.
Sun Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, USA.

The Sun Valley community is located in a geographically separated valley, between the City of Sparks on the east and the City of Reno on the West. Over time, the community has evolved
from a primarily affordable place to live to a diverse community with a growing sense of civic pride. Over the next 20 years, the community will provide additional employment opportunities,
connected with local serving office, commercial and tourist commercial businesses, and a mixed range of residential opportunities. Over this period, the distribution of land uses and the provision of public facilities and infrastructure will enhance and facilitate a community character that focuses on Sun Valley being a safe and healthy place to live, raise a family, work, run a business,
recreate and retire. The community expresses a strong desire to manage growth levels and traffic patterns so that traffic congestion and related air quality do not reach undesirable levels.
The community supports mixed-use development adjacent to Sun Valley Boulevard that will improve the appearance of existing and future commercial development and also provide for concentrating multi-family residential on this major arterial. The community would also like to achieve an upgrade of public infrastructure, such as curb and gutter, to existing Development Code standards. Sun Valley’s community identity is growing in strength and its residents are concerned that the future growth in Sun Valley be sustainable. Important factors of a sustainable Sun Valley include clean water to drink and clean air to breath, pedestrian safety, an adequate public transit system, manageable traffic, accessible public services, open space, trails, good elementary, middle and high schools and affordable housing.

The existing and desired land use pattern in the Sun Valley planning area is comprised of a suburban core that includes a mix of residential densities, the majority being at three dwelling
units per acre, with higher densities along Sun Valley Boulevard and north of El-Rancho Drive.
These suburban land uses are located throughout the central portion of the valley. The desired land use pattern includes a mixed-use district that will be concentrated along both sides of Sun Valley Boulevard from approximately Rampion Way in the south to 7th Avenue in the north. This area is referred to as the Downtown Character Management Area (DCMA) and will provide opportunities for property owners to develop utilizing a mixed use of office, commercial and multifamily residential land uses within the same structure. Future commercial developments will be aimed at providing services and employment opportunities to the local community and not the greater region. Single retailer establishments larger than 50,000 square feet are not seen as
being a part of the local community character. A small industrial area will continue to function north of 7th Avenue along Stella Drive, with no plans for expansion of the existing industrial land
use designation. Immediately adjacent to the suburban core, on the edges of the valley, are a few dispersed transition areas that are predominantly residential densities at one unit per acre
that are not connected to community sewer or water. The area outside the suburban core and transition areas is predominately of a rural character and comprised of some private property with
the General Rural land use designation, public lands with the Open Space land use designation and some Parks and Recreation land use.

The majority of Sun Valley will be known as the Suburban Character Management Area (SCMA).
This area will contain residential densities of one unit per acre or greater. Both sides of Sun Valley Boulevard from approximately Rampion Way in the south to 7th Avenue in the north will be
known as the Downtown Character Management Area (DCMA). This area will provide development and redevelopment opportunities for a mix of multi-family residential, office,
commercial and tourist commercial land uses. The SCMA and the DCMA will be the designated growth areas in Sun Valley. The area outside the SCMA will be known as the Rural Character
Management Area (RCMA). The land use designations for private property in this area will remain unchanged. The RCMA will be predominantly an area for the preservation of the community’s open space. Residential densities on private lands in the RCMA will remain at one dwelling unit per forty acres.

Open vistas of the surrounding ridges and the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Washoe County are an important identifying characteristic of the Sun Valley planning area. Retaining these lands as Open Space and continued access to these lands is paramount to the valley’s character. The existing open space contributes significantly to a
community desire to develop and maintain an integrated non-motorized trail system that provides access to regional trails and public lands. Community support exists for connecting existing trails, along with new ones; in-order to develop a Sun Valley Rim Trail.



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MEALS ON WHEELS Adults over 60 yrs. That are homebound may qualify for the Meals on Wheels home delivery program. Or more information call 328-2590

The NNFB also offers a Kids Café (Dinner Program) for all children under the age of 18-years, Monday – Friday from 5:00 to 5:30 pm at Lois Allen Elementary School. The kids do not need to be enrolled at Lois Allen Elementary School. The kids will receive a nutritious meal at no charge.

If you need more information about the Food Stamp Outreach Program being offered by the NNFB, contact Brenda Hess, at Sun Valley Family Resource Center at 674-4411.


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