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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Center Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Center Valley is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Center Valley enrolled in college, Center Valley has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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.
Being a small town, Center Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.