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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Coatesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.13%), sales jobs (9.89%), and office and administrative support (9.53%).

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.

The education level of Coatesville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.19% of adults 25 and older in Coatesville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Coatesville in 2018 was $19,029, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,116 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 28.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coatesville include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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