Collingdale is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,794 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Collingdale is the 141st largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Collingdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Collingdale is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Collingdale who work in office and administrative support (15.93%), healthcare suport services (8.74%), and sales jobs (7.28%).
One downside of living in Collingdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.17 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small borough, Collingdale has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Collingdale citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.87% of adults 25 and older in Collingdale have a college degree.
The per capita income in Collingdale in 2018 was $24,843, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,372 for a family of four. However, Collingdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Collingdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Collingdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Collingdale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Collingdale include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Liberian.
The most common language spoken in Collingdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.