Center Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,518 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Center Valley is the 108th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Center Valley real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Center Valley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Center Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Center Valley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.03%), sales jobs (13.70%), and management occupations (12.45%).
A relatively large number of people in Center Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.33% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Center Valley is a college town. There are a lot of students in Center Valley attending college, and as a result Center Valley provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Because of many things, Center Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Center Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Center Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Center Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Center Valley is a very car-oriented town. 91.73% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Center Valley is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Center Valley has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Center Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Center Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.55% of adults in Center Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Center Valley in 2010 was $38,126, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,504 for a family of four. However, Center Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Center Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Center Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Center Valley include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Center Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.