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 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Center Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center Valley who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), management occupations (12.64%), and sales jobs (10.37%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.22% 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.
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 one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.04% 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 $37,706, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,824 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 Arabic and Spanish.