West View is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,685 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West View is the 199th largest community in Pennsylvania. West View has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West View is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West View is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West View who work in office and administrative support (15.16%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (9.41%).
Also of interest is that West View has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though West View is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of West View citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.02% of adults in West View have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in West View in 2010 was $32,721, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,884 for a family of four. However, West View contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West View residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West View include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.