Center Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,317 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Center Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.84%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (10.95%).
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: 9.85% 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.
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 citizens of Center Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.78% of adults in Center Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Center Valley in 2010 was $39,629, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,516 for a family of four. However, Center Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Center Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.