Villanova is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,213 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Villanova is the 153rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Villanova home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Villanova real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Villanova is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Villanova is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Villanova who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), sales jobs (12.61%), and healthcare (10.66%).
Of important note, Villanova is also a town of artists. Villanova has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Villanova’s character.
Also of interest is that Villanova has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Villanova is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Villanova to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Villanova. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Villanova.
Even though Villanova is a smaller town, 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Villanova, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Villanova is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 83.87% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Villanova in 2018 was $37,453, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,812 for a family of four.
Villanova is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Villanova home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Villanova residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Villanova include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Villanova is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.