Collegeville, PA
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Living in Collegeville


Collegeville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,254 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 92.08% 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 (16.42%), teaching (11.80%), and sales jobs (11.56%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.69% 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 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.

Even though Collegeville is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Collegeville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Collegeville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.98% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Collegeville in 2010 was $33,510, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,040 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 Polish and French.