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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harleysville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (12.25%), management occupations (11.85%), and sales jobs (10.60%).
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.
Because of many things, Harleysville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Harleysville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harleysville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Harleysville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.59% 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 $37,457, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,828 for a family of four.
Harleysville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Spanish and Italian.