Villanova, PA
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Villanova is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,300 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Villanova is the 126th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Villanova is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.14% 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 (14.78%), sales jobs (11.67%), and office and administrative support (11.45%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.65% 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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Villanova to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Villanova. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Villanova.

Villanova is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Villanova’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Villanova. 81.35% 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 $60,870, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,480 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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