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 $45,217.00.

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.

Douglassville is a blue-collar town, with 57.31% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (29.82%), office and administrative support (6.43%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.43%).

Douglassville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Douglassville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.51 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

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.

The education level of Douglassville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.54% of adults in Douglassville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Douglassville in 2010 was $20,377, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,508 for a family of four. Douglassville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.04% 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, French , Italian, and Irish.

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