Phoenixville, PA
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Phoenixville is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,658 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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Phoenixville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Phoenixville is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenixville who work in office and administrative support (12.94%), sales jobs (11.74%), and management occupations (11.41%).

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.

The education level of Phoenixville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.61% of adults in Phoenixville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Phoenixville in 2010 was $31,485, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,940 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. Phoenixville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.84% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phoenixville include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Phoenixville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.