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Downingtown
  • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Downingtown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 8,088. Downingtown is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Downingtown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Downingtown there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Downingtown and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Downingtown are highly rated.

About

About Downingtown...
Population
8,088

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,436
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Downingtown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    88.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    25.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    252.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,689.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Downingtown

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,323
National
$75,149

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