Phoenixville is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,943 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Phoenixville is the 56th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Phoenixville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Phoenixville real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Phoenixville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Phoenixville is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenixville is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenixville who work in management occupations (14.84%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and sales jobs (9.57%).
Also of interest is that Phoenixville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Phoenixville is also a borough of artists. Phoenixville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Phoenixville’s character.
The population of Phoenixville 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: 39.66% of adults in Phoenixville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Phoenixville in 2010 was $33,821, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,284 for a family of four. However, Phoenixville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Phoenixville is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Phoenixville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phoenixville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Phoenixville include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Phoenixville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.