The town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania is home to slightly less than 17,000 people. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 37, skews younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. By a narrow 53%-47% margin, homeowners are slightly more prevalent than renters in Phoenixville. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,215 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $917.
Phoenixville residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The five most common are retail, healthcare, scientific, manufacturing, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 33% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in management, making it the top career path in the city. Phoenixville workers take home an average annual income of about $74,000, more than the Pennsylvania average. However, Phoenixville's average income is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Phoenixville has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Phoenixville has an average commute time of about 30 minutes, longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 49% of workers, while public transit is not used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.