Villanova is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,313 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 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.
Despite being a small town, Villanova has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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. 76.02% 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 $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.