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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Downingtown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.87%), management occupations (9.43%), and sales jobs (8.90%).

The education level of Downingtown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.20% of adults in Downingtown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Downingtown in 2010 was $30,023, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,092 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. Important ancestries of people in Downingtown include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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