Phoenixville is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,885 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 85.55% 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 (13.59%), office and administrative support (11.75%), and sales jobs (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.
In Phoenixville, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Phoenixville is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Phoenixville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.30% of adults in Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville in 2010 was $32,881, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,524 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 10.59% 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 Langs. of India.