Downingtown is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 33 miles (53 km) west of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 7,891. Downingtown was settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century and has a number of historic buildings and structures. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land. Downingtown real estate history is very much enriched.
According to 2012 there are 7,923 people living in Downingtown. Population density: 3,626 people per square mile. There were 3,197 housing units at an average density of 1,463.2 per square mile (563.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.65% White, 10.79% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 3.53% of the population. Downingtown real estate is capable of serving all the population.
The median income for a household in the borough was $45,979, and the median income for a family was $53,468. Males had a median income of $38,893 versus $29,284 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,634. About 3.0% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line. The unemployment rate is 6.4% here. The economy is helpful for Downingtown real estate and increase the number of Downingtown homes for sale.
The education system also accelerates the growth of Downingtown real estate. Downingtown Area School District includes:
- Downingtown Middle School
- Downingtown High School East Campus
- Downingtown High School West Campus
- Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy
Downingtown Station is located along the Lincoln Highway and is served by both SEPTA and Amtrak. The town is also served by the regional Rover bus service, operated by Kraft bus lines and functionally an extension of the SEPTA bus system throughout Chester County. Both systems provide access to Philadelphia and other suburbs along the Main Line through the SEPTA and AMTRAK train services. The good recreational facilities increase the number of Downingtown homes for sale and Downingtown real estate.
According to the crime rate index the crime rate of Downingtown is 182 where the average US crime index rate is 301. The low crime rate helps to grow Downingtown real estate very fast.
Tourist attractions in Downingtown are: Chester County Courthouse- Henrietta Hankin and Downingtown Hist Society. The good recreational facilities increase the number of Downingtown homes for sale and Downingtown real estate.
Downingtown real estate is very much enriched. Estimated median Downingtown homes for sale or Downingtown condo for sale value in Downingtown real estate is $218,988 which was $116,900 in 2000. On the other hand the value in Pennsylvania is $164,700. Mean prices in Downingtown real estate are- All housing units: $230,567; Detached houses: $264,155; Townhouses or other attached units: $196,288. Median gross rent is $951 in Downingtown real estate.
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