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Downingtown, PA
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Downingtown profile


Living in Downingtown



Downingtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,242 people and eight associated neighborhoods, Downingtown is the 162nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Downingtown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Downingtown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Downingtown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.10% of adults in Downingtown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Downingtown in 2022 was $41,247, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,988 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Downingtown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Langs. of India.