Phoenixville is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,968 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 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenixville is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenixville who work in management occupations (12.86%), office and administrative support (11.47%), and business and financial occupations (9.09%).
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.
Phoenixville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Phoenixville is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". While both of these categories describe educated professionals, urban sophisticates are quite a different demographic. Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Phoenixville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.58% 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 2018 was $37,989, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,956 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Phoenixville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.