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. Phoenixville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenixville is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenixville who work in office and administrative support (14.28%), sales jobs (12.16%), and management occupations (11.18%).

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%): 39.03% of adults in Phoenixville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Phoenixville in 2010 was $32,467, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,868 for a family of four. However, Phoenixville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Phoenixville is a somewhat 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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