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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Center Valley, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Center Valley provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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 small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Center Valley, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.73% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
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 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Center Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.