Downingtown, PA

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Living in Downingtown

Downingtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,897 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Downingtown is the 164th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Downingtown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Downingtown real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Downingtown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some boroughs, Downingtown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Downingtown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Downingtown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Downingtown who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), sales jobs (10.41%), and management occupations (10.31%).

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

Even though Downingtown is a smaller borough, 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.

The education level of Downingtown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.13% of adults in Downingtown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Downingtown in 2018 was $34,461, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,844 for a family of four. However, Downingtown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Downingtown is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Downingtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Downingtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Downingtown include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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