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 85.57% 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 (14.84%), office and administrative support (11.20%), and healthcare (10.43%).

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.

In Pleasant Hills, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Pleasant Hills is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Pleasant Hills is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.87% of adults in Pleasant Hills 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 Pleasant Hills in 2010 was $30,961, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,844 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, English, and Polish.

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

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