Collingdale, PA
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Collingdale is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,792 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 (17.46%), sales jobs (9.44%), and personal care services (8.76%).

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

One downside of living in Collingdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Collingdale, the average commute to work is 30.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Collingdale’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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

The citizens of Collingdale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.11% of adults in Collingdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Collingdale in 2010 was $22,039, 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 $88,156 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Collingdale include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Collingdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.