Collegeville, PA
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Collegeville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,287 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Collegeville is the 289th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Collegeville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Collegeville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Collegeville is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Collegeville is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collegeville who work in office and administrative support (17.45%), teaching (12.90%), and sales jobs (12.45%).

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.

Collegeville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Collegeville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Collegeville. 54.96% 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 2010 was $30,090, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,360 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 Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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