Villanova, PA
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Villanova is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,254 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Villanova is the 126th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Villanova is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Villanova is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Villanova who work in management occupations (14.83%), sales jobs (11.52%), and office and administrative support (10.96%).

Of important note, Villanova is also a town of artists. Villanova has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Villanova’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Villanova is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Villanova area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Villanova maintain a good economy.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Villanova, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Villanova is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.02% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Villanova in 2010 was $56,685, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,740 for a family of four.

Villanova is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Villanova home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Villanova residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Villanova include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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