Douglassville, PA
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Living in Douglassville


Douglassville is a tiny town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 455 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Douglassville is the 954th largest community in Pennsylvania. Douglassville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Douglassville, where the median household income is $27,656.00.

Douglassville real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Douglassville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Douglassville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 55.49% of the Douglassville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Douglassville is a town of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglassville who work in food service (19.78%), office and administrative support (9.89%), and computer science and math (8.79%).

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

Of important note, Douglassville is also a town of artists. Douglassville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Douglassville’s character.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Douglassville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Douglassville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Douglassville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Douglassville may be for you.

One of the benefits of Douglassville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Douglassville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Douglassville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.45% of adults 25 and older in Douglassville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Douglassville in 2018 was $21,722, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,888 for a family of four. Douglassville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.78% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Douglassville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Douglassville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Douglassville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Douglassville include Hungarian, Italian, Irish, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Douglassville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.