Coatesville, PA

Coatesville profile

Living in Coatesville

Coatesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,069 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Coatesville is the 81st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Coatesville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Coatesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coatesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coatesville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Coatesville who work in food service (10.61%), maintenance occupations (9.53%), and sales jobs (9.17%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Coatesville has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Coatesville rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.37% of adults 25 and older in Coatesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Coatesville in 2018 was $17,669, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,676 for a family of four. However, Coatesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Coatesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Coatesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coatesville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Coatesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coatesville include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Coatesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.