Doylestown, PA
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Doylestown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,301 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Doylestown is the 149th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Doylestown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Doylestown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Doylestown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Doylestown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Doylestown who work in management occupations (14.60%), sales jobs (13.86%), and office and administrative support (11.84%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Despite being a small borough, Doylestown 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.

Doylestown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.69% of adults in Doylestown 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 Doylestown in 2010 was $46,803, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,212 for a family of four. However, Doylestown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Doylestown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Doylestown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Doylestown include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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