Collegeville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,174 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 92.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Collegeville is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collegeville who work in office and administrative support (13.08%), sales jobs (13.05%), and management occupations (9.87%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Collegeville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.87% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
The overall crime rate in Collegeville is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
If knowledge is power, Collegeville is a pretty powerful place. 59.42% of the adults in Collegeville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Collegeville in 2018 was $32,697, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,788 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.