Meadville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,061 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Meadville is the 77th largest community in Pennsylvania. Meadville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Meadville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Meadville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meadville who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), teaching (10.55%), and sales jobs (8.92%).
In addition, Meadville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Meadville attending college, and as a result Meadville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.47 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Meadville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.71% of adults in Meadville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Meadville in 2010 was $20,592, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,368 for a family of four. However, Meadville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Meadville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meadville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Meadville include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Meadville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Chinese.