Harleysville, PA
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Harleysville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,520 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Harleysville is the 125th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Unlike some towns, Harleysville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harleysville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harleysville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harleysville who work in management occupations (12.69%), office and administrative support (12.59%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

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

Of important note, Harleysville is also a town of artists. Harleysville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Harleysville’s character.

Because of many things, Harleysville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harleysville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Harleysville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harleysville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Harleysville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.27% of adults in Harleysville 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 Harleysville in 2010 was $37,456, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,824 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Harleysville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Other Asian languages.