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 94.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Villanova is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Villanova who work in management occupations (16.34%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and sales jobs (11.04%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Villanova to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Even though Villanova is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Villanova. 75.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Villanova in 2010 was $53,180, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,720 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.