Coatesville, PA

Coatesville profile

Living in Coatesville

Coatesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,069 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Coatesville is the 81st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Coatesville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Coatesville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Coatesville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Coatesville who work in food service (11.13%), sales jobs (9.89%), and office and administrative support (9.53%).

For a small city, Coatesville has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Coatesville exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The education level of Coatesville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.19% of adults 25 and older in Coatesville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Coatesville in 2018 was $19,029, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,116 for a family of four. However, Coatesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Coatesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Coatesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coatesville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Coatesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coatesville include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Coatesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.