The small town of Doylestown, Pennsylvania is home to just over 8,000 people. Retirees will feel right at home, as they make up 27% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 48, is notably older than most cities in Pennsylvania. Renters tend to be in the minority in Doylestown, and 55% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Doylestown is $422 a month more than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 30 minutes, longer than most cities in Pennsylvania, Doylestown residents have found that getting to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking (5%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.
There are three primary industries in Doylestown: retail, scientific, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 23% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Doylestown workers earn an average annual income of almost $91K, more than those elsewhere in the state. Doylestown's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Doylestown has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.