Sun Valley Statistics
Population in 2010: 19,299. Population change since 2000:
Median resident age: 36.1
Nevada median age: 37.1
Zip codes: 89433.
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,100 (it was
$41,346 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,034
(it was $15,171 in 2000)
Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
$99,709 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
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:
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
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.