San Tan Valley is located in the northern Pinal County, Arizona. The area covered by the town is 36.62 sq. mile (95 km2). The city comprises of 91177 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 50.5 percent and that of female is 49.5 percent. Population density is 2548 / sq. mile. The median resident age is 30.2 years. 75.93 percent population is Caucasian, 5.25 percent is African American, 2.27 percent is Asian, 3.39 percent is American Indian, and 12.72 percent belongs to different races.42 percent of the population comprises of youth. English (83 percent) and Spanish (17 percent) are spoken by the people. The average household size is 3.35 and the average family size is 4. 22.4 percent of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
The education system of the area is not ideal. Student to teacher ratio is 19:1. There are total 77 public schools, 13 private schools and 9 post secondary schools serving in the city. 86.1 percent residents completed high school education, 64.9 percent passed college exam, 22.9 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 5.5 percent attained Masters Degree and 1.3 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Coolidge Unified School District, Florence Unified School District, Combs High School, Evit Combs High School, Mountain Vista Middle School and J.O. Combs High School. The town has low literacy rate as compare to its neighborhoods.
The per Capita income in the city is $21046 that is 20 percent lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $70298 and the median income occupied by owner is $73162. Median male earning is $38697 and that of female is $29165 .Growth rate in per capita income is 2.31 percent whereas in median household income is 2.06 percent. Major industries in the city are health care and education industry, the retail service industry, Financial and Insurance services, the construction industry, the food services, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. Unemployment rate is 6.9 percent in the area that is lower than the national average. 11.3 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 16 percent lower than the national poverty level. Cost of living in the area is 8 percent lower than the state’s average. Similarly housing cost is 12 percent low as compare to the neighborhoods. Sales tax and Income tax is 10 percent and 16 percent higher than the national average. 74 percent of the residents are living in their own houses and 26 percent are living as renters.
The area has a wonderful recreation area named as the San Tan Mountain Park. Climate of the area is mostly Sunny and ideal for healthy life. The territory has all the facilities of spending a prosperous life. Air quality index is worse than the county’s average but pollution index is quite good. Crime rate is high as compare to other parts of the county. That’s why it is not considered as a safe city from business point of view.