Center Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,767 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.
Center Valley is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Center Valley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Center Valley is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Center Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Center Valley, 44.55% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Center Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.