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%).
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.
In addition, Center Valley is a college town. There are a lot of students in Center Valley attending college, and as a result Center Valley provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to 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.
Being a small town, Center Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Center Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.55% of adults in Center Valley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.