Grove City, PA


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Grove City is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,193 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Grove City is the 154th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs, Grove City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grove City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grove City is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grove City who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), teaching (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.55%).

Grove City is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Grove City to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

One of the benefits of Grove City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Grove City is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Grove City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.01% of adults in Grove City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grove City in 2010 was $18,159, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,636 for a family of four. However, Grove City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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