Downingtown, PA

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Living in Downingtown

Downingtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,897 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 a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.89%), sales jobs (11.54%), and management occupations (10.51%).

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.

Despite being a small borough, Downingtown has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Downingtown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.22% of adults in Downingtown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Downingtown in 2018 was $34,422, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,688 for a family of four. However, Downingtown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Downingtown is an extremely 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. Downingtown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.97% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Downingtown include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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