Jobs in Visalia, California, United States
After facing a dismal 24% depreciation of property values in the past decade, things are starting to look up for home owners in Visalia, CA with values up 6% over the last twelve months. With a median home value of $204k, there’s no better time to get your foot in the door.
Though some people may be put off by its unemployment rate of almost 9%, Visalia’s job growth of almost 4% in the past year — and projected job growth of 39% over the next decade — suggest promising development.
Cost of Living Par with National Average
The cost of living in Visalia isn’t too far off from the national average. For a 2-bedroom apartment, renters pay about $850 a month — not too bad in sight of the city’s average income of $52k.
Law Enforcement and Corporate America Reign Supreme
About 30% of Visalia’s population earn less than $35k a year. 18% earn between $35k and $75k and 33.5% earn $75k or more. Law enforcement holds the title for highest paid occupation — earning more than even health practitioners — with an average salary of $81k.
With over 40% of the city’s population employed in business, finance, sales, office support, administration, or management, corporate work seems to be the largest industry in the city. Surprisingly, Visalia has a higher-than-average amount of fishermen, farmers, and foresters at almost 3% of the population. Anyone looking for employment in these industries may want to consider taking up residence here.
Mild Winters, Little Rainfall and Nightlife
Compared to the US average of 54 on the comfortability index, Visalia scored 72. With its mild winters (average low of 38° in January) and lack of precipitation (less than 25 rainy days last year), if you like warm, dry climates, Visalia is definitely the place for you.
In addition to its pleasant weather, Visalia features a wealth of attractions and a lively nightlife scene — especially downtown. With venues like The Cellar Door, The Depot, and Tommy’s Restaurant offering live music you’ll rarely find yourself at a loss for something to do. For fans of the performing arts, I’d recommend the Enchanted Playhouse, Ice House Theatre, and Visalia Fox Theatre.
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