Downingtown, PA
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Downingtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,946 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Downingtown is the 164th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Downingtown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Downingtown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Downingtown who work in office and administrative support (16.64%), sales jobs (10.04%), and management occupations (8.47%).

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

The overall education level of Downingtown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.78% of adults in Downingtown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Downingtown in 2010 was $30,750, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,000 for a family of four. However, Downingtown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Downingtown is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Downingtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Downingtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Downingtown include German, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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