About the Community of Spring Valley
Spring Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The population was 28,205 at the 2010 census.
The name “Spring Valley” may also refer to a wider area including the Spring Valley CDP, La Presa and part of the neighborhood of Casa de Oro (which extends into La Mesa). There are claims that the Greater Spring Valley area has over 100,000 residents although this claims large areas that are actually unincorporated parts of La Mesa and El Cajon.
Spring Valley is named for the natural spring located there. It was long the home of the Kumeyaay tribe, who called it Neti or Meti. Spanish conquerors drove off the natives and used the area for cattle, calling it El aguaje de San Jorge (St. George’s Spring).
In 1863 Judge Augustus S. Ensworth of San Diego filed a claim for a 160 acre (647,000 m²) ranch that included the spring. The ranch, and the small adobe house he built there, were sold to Rufus King Porter and later to historian Hubert Howe Bancroft. The adobe is now a National Historic Landmark.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) places Spring Valley at
32°44′41″N 116°59′56″W / 32.74472°N 116.99889°W / 32.74472; -116.99889 (32.7447740, -116.9989160). This is near the intersection of Kenwood Drive and Helix Street. Most maps place Spring Valley at this location.
The United States Census Bureau places Spring Valley at
32°44′4″N 116°58′53″W / 32.73444°N 116.98139°W / 32.73444; -116.98139 (32.734318, -116.981372), which is approximately two miles southeast of where the USGS places it. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 km2). 7.2 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (2.83%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Spring Valley had a population of 28,205. The population density was 3,824.9 people per square mile (1,476.8/km²). The racial makeup of Spring Valley was 16,781 (59.5%) White, 3,131 (11.1%) African American, 237 (0.8%) Native American, 1,660 (5.9%) Asian, 236 (0.8%) Pacific Islander, 4,332 (15.4%) from other races, and 1,828 (6.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9,196 persons (32.6%).
The Census reported that 28,040 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 51 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 114 (0.4%) were institutionalized.
There were 9,305 households, out of which 3,854 (41.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 4,940 (53.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,514 (16.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 636 (6.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 560 (6.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 96 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,612 households (17.3%) were made up of individuals and 560 (6.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01. There were 7,090 families (76.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.39.
The population was spread out with 7,481 people (26.5%) under the age of 18, 2,819 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 7,496 people (26.6%) aged 25 to 44, 7,461 people (26.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,948 people (10.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
There were 9,741 housing units at an average density of 1,321.0 per square mile (510.0/km²), of which 5,916 (63.6%) were owner-occupied, and 3,389 (36.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.9%. 17,130 people (60.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 10,910 people (38.7%) lived in rental housing units.
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