A small town located in Pennsylvania, Downingtown has a population of just under 8,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children make up a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), though young professionals appear in large numbers as well. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 38, are younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. By a narrow 54%-46% margin, homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Downingtown. Relatively high rent costs may play a role, as the average rent of $1,132 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $917.
Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for Downingtown residents is quicker than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (54%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
If you're looking for a number of career options, Downingtown has you covered. The five most common industries are retail, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and education. Combined, these industries make up 39% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 13% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of about $77,000, Downingtown workers earn around $14,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Downingtown has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess Bachelor's degrees (18%) compared to the national average (13%). In addition, 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.