Pleasant Hills, PA


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Pleasant Hills is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,252 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Hills is the 157th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Pleasant Hills is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasant Hills is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Hills who work in sales jobs (15.61%), management occupations (11.70%), and healthcare (11.30%).

Also of interest is that Pleasant Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Pleasant Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pleasant Hills a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pleasant Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pleasant Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pleasant Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Pleasant Hills is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Pleasant Hills citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.38% of adults in Pleasant Hills have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pleasant Hills in 2010 was $32,022, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,088 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pleasant Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Hills include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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