Center Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 12,108 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Center Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center Valley who work in management occupations (11.51%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and sales jobs (10.58%).
Also of interest is that Center Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Center Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.82% 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.
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Center Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Center Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small town, Center Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Center Valley. 50.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Center Valley in 2018 was $53,311, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,244 for a family of four.
Center Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Center Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.