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Collegeville, PA
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Collegeville profile

Living in Collegeville

Collegeville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,333 people and eight associated neighborhoods, Collegeville is the 299th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Collegeville real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Collegeville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Collegeville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Collegeville is also a borough of artists. Collegeville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Collegeville’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.88% 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.

Collegeville is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Collegeville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Collegeville. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Collegeville.

Collegeville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Collegeville. 58.17% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Collegeville in 2022 was $45,874, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,496 for a family of four.

Collegeville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Collegeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Collegeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Collegeville include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

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