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 85.63% 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 (14.63%), sales jobs (14.40%), and management occupations (11.84%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.56% 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.
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.
Being a small town, Center Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Center Valley ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Center Valley in 2010 was $40,970, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,880 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.