Douglassville, PA
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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 $40,000.00.

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. 51.27% of the Douglassville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Douglassville is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglassville who work in food service (21.83%), office and administrative support (13.71%), and computer science and math (7.61%).

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.

Overall, Douglassville’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Douglassville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Douglassville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.29 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small town, Douglassville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Douglassville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.89% of adults 25 and older in Douglassville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Douglassville in 2010 was $20,248, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,992 for a family of four. Douglassville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.90% 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, Irish, Italian, and French .

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